Vera Lynn Biography (Wikipedia)
Dame Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; born 20 March 1917) is an English singer of traditional popular music, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War.
She is widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart" for giving outdoor concerts for the troops in Egypt, India, and Burma during the war as part of Entertainments National Service Association (ENSA). The songs most associated with her are "We'll Meet Again", "The White Cliffs of Dover", "A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square" and "There'll Always Be an England".
She remained popular after the war, appearing on radio and television in the UK and the US and recording such hits as "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" and her UK Number one single "My Son, My Son". Her last single, "I Love This Land", was released to mark the end of the Falklands War. In 2009, at age 92, she became the oldest living artist to top the UK Albums Chart, with compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn. She released the compilation album of hits Vera Lynn 100 in 2017, to commemorate her centennial year, and it was a number-3 hit, making her the first centenarian performer to have an album in the charts.
- Michael Ball pays tribute to Vera Lynn who turns 100 on the 20th Marchhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6n4b.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04p6n4b.jpg2017-03-12T13:33:00.000ZMichael Ball remembers the time he performed with Dame Vera Lynn.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04wm5sl
Michael Ball pays tribute to Vera Lynn who turns 100 on the 20th March
- Alfred Aarons talks about Vera Lynnhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014slh3.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p014slh3.jpg2013-02-07T13:17:00.000ZAlfred Aarons - recorded at The People's Songs gallery in The British Music Experience - remembers listening to Vera Lynn during World War II.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p014slhf
Alfred Aarons talks about Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn Tracks