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Old 29-07-07, 02:42
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Old 29-07-07, 03:00
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Old 29-07-07, 03:07
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The best, what a voice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7iJaOvPIFKA
Rob...
Great voice is right...
For the young 'uns that know nothing of Vera Lynn here is a little back ground..She is still alive and I saw her on thetelly the other day..

Vera Lynn was the "Forces Sweetheart" in World War Two. Vera Lynn was one of Britainís premier entertainers during the war and along with the likes of Max Miller, Gracie Fields and Tommy Trinder kept up the spirits of the public when times were difficult, such as in the Blitz.

Vera Lynn was born in March 1917 in London. By the age of seven she was singing on a regular basis in working men's clubs and she joined a dancing troupe in which she stayed until the age of fifteen. Vera Lynn made her first broadcast in 1935 when she san with the famous Joe Loss Orchestra. Before the war, she also worked with such luminaries as Charlie Kunz. However, it was during the war that Vera Lynn found fame.

In 1940, now married to Harry Lewis who acted as her manager, Vera Lynn decided to go solo. Along with the help of producer Howard Thomas, she started her own BBC radio show called "Sincerely Yours". During this show, Vera Lynn would read out messages from loved ones and she was seen as the link between the men fighting abroad and their wives, girl friends etc. at home. She also released such songs as "We'll Meet Again" and "White Cliffs of Dover". Both these songs, and some others such as "Yours", catapulted Vera Lynn into what would now be referred to as superstardom. She became the "Forces Sweetheart" and the most popular female entertainer in Britain. Vera Lynn also went abroad to entertain troops - such as Burma. By doing this she further cemented her status as Burma was hardly the most pleasant of environments to work in, and the journey out there would have been considered debilitating by some.

During the war, Vera Lynn also made three films:

We'll Meet Again (made in 1942)

Rhythm Serenade (made in 1943)

One Exciting Night (made in 1944)

After the war ended in 1945, Vera Lynn returned to the variety circuit. Still Britain's most popular female singer, she easily filled out halls and theatres. Vera Lynn also holds the distinction of being the first British artist to get to Number 1 in the American charts - a feat she achieved with the song "Auf Wiedersehn Sweetheart". The song was also a huge hit in Great Britain - though it was released before record charts were compiled in the UK.

Throughout the 1950's and 1960's, Vera Lynn was a regular on both the radio and television. Her status in the world of entertainment was firmly established and in 1969, Vera Lynn was awarded the OBE. In 1975, in recognition of all that she had done in entertainment, Vera Lynn was made a Dame of the British Empire. She continues to do charitable work for organisations like the Burma Star.

Lynn was appointed an OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1969 and a DBE (Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1975. In 1976 a charity dedicated to funding breast cancer research was founded, Lynn being its chair and later its president [1]. She sang outside Buckingham Palace in 1995 in a ceremony marking the Golden Jubilee of VE Day. Lynn, then 78, decided to go out on a high as this is her last known public performance. In 2002 at the age of 85 she became the president of the cerebral palsy charity SOS and hosted a celebrity concert on their behalf at Queen Elizabeth Hall in London.


Recent years
The United Kingdom's VE Day ceremonies in 2005 included a concert in Trafalgar Square in which Vera Lynn made a surprise appearance. She made a speech praising the veterans and calling upon the younger generations always to remember their sacrifice and joined in with a bar or two of We'll Meet Again.

In her speech she said, "These boys gave their lives and some came home badly injured and for some families, life would never be the same. We should always remember, we should never forget and we should teach the children to remember."


May the force be with her....






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Old 29-07-07, 04:10
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Old 29-07-07, 07:58
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...an dinnae say I ne'er gi'e ye bluidy sods nuttin!

http://www.mapleleafup.org/download/...ffsOfDover.mp3

Thanks for the links and listens to all of you. I really enjoyed!!!

Geoff ... is that from your Vera Lynn CD?

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Old 29-07-07, 14:09
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Gee thanks Rob. One of my favourite singers and song. Brings tears to the eyes and a lump in the throat.
More please. :
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Old 29-07-07, 14:10
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Aye, it is. You know where to find it - just uploaded yesterday...
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Old 29-07-07, 15:13
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Old 29-07-07, 16:33
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You can download some more Vera Lynn here:

http://www.stelzriede.com/ms/html/sub/mshws.htm

Scroll down to "music and other audio files"

The site also has music from WW1 and WW2 and in between the wars. Also some great Nazi swing music from "Charlie and his Orchestra"
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Rob I played some of the songs for my parents and they realy enjoyed them, thanks for finding them. I also found some songs by Gracie Fields which mother enjoyed as well.
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