Skip to comments.Dame Vera Lynn, 97, to release new album
Posted on 03/20/2014 10:12:30 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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.
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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
I have a couple of CDs of her greatest hits.
What a sweet-looking lady.
If not for that damn rock and roll she’d still be on top of the charts!
Reading just the headline I was thinking it was new recordings at first...
Yes. Beautiful voice. I particularly like “Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart”
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”.
“Auf Wiedersehn, Sweetheart” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WsuLH4sulA&feature=kp
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), widely known as “The Forces’ Sweetheart
97? So she’s about the age of the great Bobby Goldsborough!
Remember how she said we would meet again some sunny day?
Well, that day is here!
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.
How many people under the age of 50 would even know the name if it weren’t for Pink Floyd?
Vera! Vera! What has become of you?
She’s the Bomb!
Auf Wiedersehen--Rudi Schuricke (1950)
Remember how she said that we would meet again
Some sunny day...
I know THIS person under 50 wouldn’t!
Or Arnold Layne.
I think this is the original reording of White Cliffs Of Dover:
This will make Cher and Babs want to do another farewell tour.
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.
Agreed. They don’t make them like her anymore.
<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.
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.
Does anybody else in here feel the way I do?
I have her songs on my smartphone. I like all kinds of music.
The closing theme to Dr. Strangelove!
Opening theme to “Play Dirty” with Michael Caine.
She does a great job however I still think the best version is Lale Andersen in German.
Good lord,I didn’t know she was still alive.
“We’ll Meet Again” always makes me cry.
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.
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.
She outlived Pink Floyd (I, II, and III)!!!
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