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Dame Vera Lynn, 97, to release new album
BBC News ^ | March 19, 2014

Posted on 03/20/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT by Fiji Hill

Dame Vera Lynn, 97, to release new album

On the day she turns 97, Dame Vera Lynn has announced plans for a new album.

She is best known for songs including We'll Meet Again and The White Cliffs Of Dover, which buoyed the spirits of millions during World War Two.

Both songs will feature alongside a selection of previously unreleased recordings on Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection.

It will be released on 2 June, to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, which occurs four days later.

"I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened 70 years ago," said Dame Vera in a statement.

"It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me. After all, it was simply my duty to keep singing."

The collection will bring together more than 40 recordings, some of which were only previously available on 78rpm.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...


TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; veralynn
Happy birthday, Vera Lynn!
1 posted on 03/20/2014 10:12:31 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?


2 posted on 03/20/2014 10:13:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

I have a couple of CDs of her greatest hits.


3 posted on 03/20/2014 10:17:35 AM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Fiji Hill

What a sweet-looking lady.


4 posted on 03/20/2014 10:18:09 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Fiji Hill; a fool in paradise

If not for that damn rock and roll she’d still be on top of the charts!


5 posted on 03/20/2014 10:19:48 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Fiji Hill

Reading just the headline I was thinking it was new recordings at first...


6 posted on 03/20/2014 10:20:18 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: dfwgator
My favorite song of hers is Calling Me Home (1936)
7 posted on 03/20/2014 10:20:55 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator

Yes. Beautiful voice. I particularly like “Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart”


8 posted on 03/20/2014 10:21:35 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dfwgator

The name is familiar and I have seen a couple of her songs on Youtube but I don’t remember much about her.

Of course I have hear “White Cliffs of Dover” and also she did a nice version of “Lili Marlene”.


9 posted on 03/20/2014 10:21:54 AM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: PghBaldy

“Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WsuLH4sulA&feature=kp


10 posted on 03/20/2014 10:22:16 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dfwgator

I REMEMBER HER AND SHE SINGING ON BRITISH BROADCASTS INTO NEW YORK CITY. I WAS 14 AT THE TIME

Dame Vera Lynn, DBE (born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917),[1] widely known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart


11 posted on 03/20/2014 10:22:39 AM PDT by franky8 (For the souls of the faithful departed.)
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To: Fiji Hill; a fool in paradise

97? So she’s about the age of the great Bobby Goldsborough!


12 posted on 03/20/2014 10:23:41 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: dfwgator

Remember how she said we would meet again some sunny day?


13 posted on 03/20/2014 10:28:39 AM PDT by SoothingDave
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To: dfwgator
Remember how she said that we would meet again some sunny day?

Well, that day is here!

14 posted on 03/20/2014 10:29:45 AM PDT by pa_dweller (Extremist tea-party-driven hostage-taking legislative arsonist without a life)
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To: Fiji Hill

Glad to hear she’s still out and around and apparently doing well, despite her advanced age. I can’t think of many vocalists from her era (dating to pre-WW2) still alive. Well, maybe Bea Wain. And I guess, Baby Rose Marie, although I don’t think she cut too many records in the 30s.

Not entirely sure to the extent of Lynn’s fame and recognition in the United States. Probably somewhat akin to Gracie Fields status, I’d guess. Meaning Americans were pretty aware of them both, but it was in their home country where their stardom was overwhelming and massive.


15 posted on 03/20/2014 10:34:24 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Revolting cat!

How many people under the age of 50 would even know the name if it weren’t for Pink Floyd?


16 posted on 03/20/2014 10:36:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

Vera! Vera! What has become of you?


17 posted on 03/20/2014 10:39:39 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Fiji Hill

She’s the Bomb!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15YgdrhrCM8


18 posted on 03/20/2014 10:41:27 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: PghBaldy
I also like this earlier version:

Auf Wiedersehen--Rudi Schuricke (1950)

19 posted on 03/20/2014 10:41:30 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: dfwgator

Remember how she said that we would meet again
Some sunny day...


20 posted on 03/20/2014 10:41:51 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: dfwgator

I know THIS person under 50 wouldn’t!


21 posted on 03/20/2014 10:42:23 AM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'm not anti-government, government's anti-me.)
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To: dfwgator

Or Arnold Layne.


22 posted on 03/20/2014 10:49:33 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Fiji Hill

I think this is the original reording of White Cliffs Of Dover:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FawMg0NXpg


23 posted on 03/20/2014 10:51:19 AM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Fiji Hill

Heck.

This will make Cher and Babs want to do another farewell tour.


24 posted on 03/20/2014 11:00:31 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: dfwgator

Vera Lynn took a highly dangerous trip to Burma in 1944 to entertain British troops there. She chose the site deliberately, because she felt that troops fighting in CBI were a ‘forgotten army’.

Straight-up heroine. God bless her.


25 posted on 03/20/2014 11:04:18 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

Agreed. They don’t make them like her anymore.


26 posted on 03/20/2014 11:05:52 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

<Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

That’s exactly what ran through my mind when I read the title. I would never have known about her, but for the Pink Floyd song. It made me look her up.


27 posted on 03/20/2014 11:12:46 AM PDT by radiohead
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To: Fiji Hill
I worked in a bank where Vera Lynn kept an account.

She had been asked by the manager if he could be of personal assistance to her.

She refused any special treatment and insisted on standing in line ("queuing" as we say in the UK) with everyone else.

Some of today's divas should take note.

28 posted on 03/20/2014 11:19:47 AM PDT by Churchillspirit (9/11/2001 and 9/11/2012: NEVER FORGET.)
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To: Fiji Hill

Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?


29 posted on 03/20/2014 11:30:52 AM PDT by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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To: Fiji Hill

Thank you.


30 posted on 03/20/2014 11:32:27 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: dfwgator

I have her songs on my smartphone. I like all kinds of music.


31 posted on 03/20/2014 11:48:47 AM PDT by xp38
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To: Fiji Hill

The closing theme to Dr. Strangelove!


32 posted on 03/20/2014 12:34:22 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Fiji Hill

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSMuTm649Hk

Lilli Marlene

Opening theme to “Play Dirty” with Michael Caine.


33 posted on 03/20/2014 12:38:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

She does a great job however I still think the best version is Lale Andersen in German.


34 posted on 03/20/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Fiji Hill

Good lord,I didn’t know she was still alive.

“We’ll Meet Again” always makes me cry.

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35 posted on 03/20/2014 12:46:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: dfwgator

Just watched the episode of the iconic “World at War” documentary series called “It’s A Lovely Day Tomorrow” in which she recounts her trip to Burma.

There are still good people in the world.


36 posted on 03/20/2014 12:51:27 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Some people meet their heroes. I raised mine. Go Army.)
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To: Revolting cat!
If not for that damn rock and roll she’d still be on top of the charts!

She would have been a great rock and roller. I can imagine her singing Hoopa Hoola, Rock and Ree-Ah-Zole (The Teenager Talk), Stupid Cupid or One Teenager to Another

37 posted on 03/20/2014 2:26:18 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: headstamp 2
Lili Marleen--Lale Anderson (1938)
38 posted on 03/20/2014 2:33:22 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Masterpieces like they don’t make them anymore. Great sax work on the last two. I’m guessing Boots Randolph on Brenda’s, and perhaps King Curtis on Connie’s, whose song was written by her regular guys Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield.


39 posted on 03/20/2014 5:08:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

She outlived Pink Floyd (I, II, and III)!!!


40 posted on 03/20/2014 7:42:26 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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