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Dame
Dame
Vera Margaret Lynn CH DBE OStJ (née Welch; born 20 March 1917),[1] widely known as "the Forces' Sweetheart", is an English singer of traditional pop, songwriter and actress, whose musical recordings and performances were enormously popular during the Second World War. During the war she toured Egypt, India, and Burma as part of ENSA, giving outdoor concerts for the troops. 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 We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn.[2] She released the album Vera Lynn 100
Vera Lynn 100
in 2017, to commemorate her centennial year, and it was a number 3 hit, making her the oldest recording artist in the world and first centenarian performer to have an album in the charts. She has devoted much time and energy to charity work connected with ex-servicemen, disabled children, and breast cancer. She is held in great affection by veterans of the Second World War
Second World War
to this day and in 2000 was named the Briton who best exemplified the spirit of the 20th century.[3]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Postwar career 3 Honours 4 Cultural references 5 Charity work 6 Later years 7 Personal life 8 Recording career 9 Discography

9.1 Studio albums 9.2 Charted albums 9.3 Charted singles

10 Filmography 11 Publications 12 References 13 External links

Early life[edit] Vera Margaret Welch was born in East Ham, Newham, on 20 March 1917, to parents Bertram Samuel Welch (1883–1955) and Annie Martin (c. 1889–1961), who had married in 1913. She began performing publicly at the age of seven and adopted her maternal grandmother's maiden name, Margaret Lynn, as her stage name when she was eleven.[4] Her first radio broadcast, with the Joe Loss Orchestra, was in 1935. At this point she was being featured on records released by dance bands including those of Loss and of Charlie Kunz.[5] In 1936 her first solo record was released on the Crown label, "Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire".[6] This label was absorbed by Decca Records in 1938.[7] After a short stint with Loss she stayed with Kunz for a few years during which she recorded several standard musical pieces. In 1937 she moved to the aristocrat of British dance bands, Bert Ambrose.[8]

Lynn sings at a munitions factory in 1941

She is best known for her 1939 recording of the popular song "We'll Meet Again", written by Ross Parker and Hughie Charles;[9] the nostalgic lyrics ("We'll meet again, don't know where, don't know when, but I know we'll meet again some sunny day") were very popular during the war and made the song one of its emblematic hits. During the Phoney War, the Daily Express
Daily Express
asked British servicemen to name their favourite musical performers: Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
came out on top and as a result became known as "the Forces' Sweetheart".[10] In 1941, during the darkest days of the Second World War, Lynn began her own radio programme, Sincerely Yours, sending messages to British troops serving abroad.[5] She and her quartet performed songs most requested by the soldiers. Lynn also visited hospitals to interview new mothers and send personal messages to their husbands overseas.[11] Her other great wartime hit was "The White Cliffs of Dover", words by Nat Burton, music by Walter Kent.[12] In 1943 she appeared in the film We'll Meet Again.[13] Contrary to later reports, she neither sang nor recorded "Rose of England" during this time and it was only in 1966 when her producer, David Gooch, selected it for her album More Hits of the Blitz that she became familiar with it. The album itself was a follow-up to Hits of the Blitz produced by Norman Newell. During the war years she joined ENSA and toured Egypt, India and Burma,[14] giving outdoor concerts for the troops. In March 1944 she went to Shamshernagar airfield in Bengal
Bengal
to entertain the troops before the Battle of Kohima. Her host and lifelong friend Captain Bernard Holden recalled "her courage and her contribution to morale".[15] In 1985 it was announced that she would receive the Burma Star
Burma Star
for entertaining British guerrilla units in Japanese-occupied Burma.[16] Postwar career[edit]

Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
(1962)

Lynn's "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" in 1952 became the first record by a British performer to top the charts in the United States,[17] remaining there for nine weeks. She also appeared regularly for a time on Tallulah Bankhead's US radio programme The Big Show.[18] "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart", along with "The Homing Waltz" and "Forget-Me-Not", gave Lynn a remarkable three entries on the first UK Singles Chart, a top 12 (which actually contained 15 songs owing to tied positions). Her popularity continued in the 1950s, peaking with "My Son, My Son", a number-one hit in 1954[19] which she co-wrote with Gordon Melville Rees. In 1960 she left Decca Records
Decca Records
(after nearly 25 years) and joined EMI.[20] She recorded for EMI's Columbia, MGM and HMV labels. She also recorded Lionel Bart's song "The Day After Tomorrow" for the 1962 musical Blitz!; she did not appear onstage in the play, but the characters in the play hear the song on the radio while they shelter from the bombs. In 1967 she recorded "It Hurts To Say Goodbye",[21] a song which hit the top 10 on the Billboard Easy Listening chart. Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
was the subject of This Is Your Life on two occasions, in October 1957 when she was surprised by Eamonn Andrews at the BBC Television Theatre, and in December 1978, for an episode which was broadcast on 1 January 1979,[22] when Andrews surprised her at the Cafe Royal, London. She hosted her own variety series on BBC1
BBC1
in the late 1960s and early 1970s[23] and was a frequent guest on other variety shows, notably the 1972 Morecambe & Wise Christmas Show. In 1972 she was a key performer in the BBC
BBC
anniversary programme Fifty Years of Music. In 1976 she hosted the BBC's A Jubilee of Music, celebrating the pop music hits of the period 1952–1976 to commemorate the start of Queen Elizabeth II's Silver Jubilee year. For ITV she presented a 1977 TV special to launch her album Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
in Nashville, which included pop songs of the 1960s and country songs.[24]

Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
in 1973

The Royal Variety Performance
Royal Variety Performance
included appearances by Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
on four occasions: 1960, 1975, 1986 and 1990.[25] Lynn was also interviewed about her role in entertaining the troops in the India-Burma Theatre, for The World at War
The World at War
series in 1974.[citation needed] Lynn is also notable for being the only artist to have a chart span on the British single and album charts reaching from the chart's inception to the 21st century – in 1952 having three singles in the first ever singles chart, compiled by New Musical Express,[26] and most recently having a No. 1 album with We'll Meet Again – The Very Best of Vera Lynn[27] (see below). Honours[edit]

Locomotive No. 3672 Dame
Dame
Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
at North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Lynn was awarded the British War Medal 1939–1945
War Medal 1939–1945
and the Burma Star. She was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire
Officer of the Order of the British Empire
(OBE) in the 1969 New Year Honours "for services to the Royal Air Forces Association and other charities",[28] and was advanced to Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 1975 Birthday Honours for charitable services.[29] In 1976 she received an honorary doctorate from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.[30] She received the Freedom of the City of London
London
in 1978.[31] She was made a Commander of the Order of Orange-Nassau
Order of Orange-Nassau
in 1985.[citation needed] She was made an Officer of the Order of Saint John (OStJ) in 1998 and, in 2000, Lynn received a special "Spirit of the 20th Century" Award.[10] A street named in her honour, Vera Lynn Close,[32] is situated in Forest Gate, London. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) in the 2016 Birthday Honours for services to entertainment and charity.[33][34] A preserved example of the WD Austerity 2-10-0
WD Austerity 2-10-0
class of steam locomotives at the North Yorkshire Moors Railway
North Yorkshire Moors Railway
is named Dame
Dame
Vera Lynn.[35] Cultural references[edit] The 1964 film Dr. Strangelove
Dr. Strangelove
directed by Stanley Kubrick, starring Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers
and George C. Scott, ends with a montage of nuclear explosions accompanying Vera Lynn's song "We'll Meet Again". On their 1979 album The Wall, Pink Floyd
Pink Floyd
released a song titled "Vera", referencing Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
and the song "We'll Meet Again" with the lyrics "Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn? / Remember how she said that / We would meet again / Some sunny day?".[36] "We'll Meet Again" was also used as an intro to the live performances of The Wall
The Wall
in 1980 and '81 (as can be heard on Is There Anybody Out There? The Wall
The Wall
Live 1980–81). In the flash animation internet series Salad Fingers by David Firth, the seventh episode titled "Shore Leave" ends with Salad Fingers singing "We'll Meet Again".[37] The 2017 film Kong: Skull Island featured Vera Lynn's song "We'll Meet Again" as the mission survivors leave Skull Island.[38] In 2017 it was announced that one of the, then under construction, two new boats for the Woolwich Ferry service would be named Dame
Dame
Vera Lynn in her honour.[39] Charity work[edit] In 1953 Lynn formed the cerebral palsy charity SOS (The Stars Organisation for Spastics) and became its chairperson.[40][41] The Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Charity Breast Cancer Research Trust was founded in 1976, with Lynn its chairperson and later its president.[42] In 2002 Lynn became president of the cerebral palsy charity The Dame Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Trust for Children with Cerebral Palsy, and hosted a celebrity concert on its behalf at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall
in London.[43] In 2008 Lynn became patron of the charitable Forces Literary Organisation Worldwide for ALL.[44] In 2010 Lynn became the patron of the Dover War Memorial Project,[45] and also in 2010 she became patron of the British charity Projects to Support Refugees from Burma/ Help 4 Forgotten Allies.[46] In 2013 Lynn joined a PETA campaign against pigeon racing, stating that the sport was "utterly cruel".[47] Later years[edit] Lynn sang outside Buckingham Palace
Buckingham Palace
in 1995 in a ceremony that marked the golden jubilee of VE Day. This is stated to have been her last known public performance,[48] although she sang again on the evening of the same day in the public concert in Hyde Park.[49][better source needed] The United Kingdom's VE Day
VE Day
Diamond Jubilee ceremonies in 2005 included a concert in Trafalgar Square, London, in which Lynn made an unannounced appearance.[48] She made a speech praising the veterans and calling upon the younger generation always to remember their sacrifice, and joined in with a few bars of "We'll Meet Again". Following that year's Royal British Legion
Royal British Legion
Festival of Remembrance Lynn encouraged the Welsh singer Katherine Jenkins
Katherine Jenkins
to assume the mantle of "Forces' Sweetheart".[50] In her speech Lynn 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."[citation needed] In September 2008 Lynn helped launch a new social history recording website, " The Times
The Times
of My Life", at the Cabinet War Rooms
Cabinet War Rooms
in London.[51] Lynn published her autobiography, Some Sunny Day, in 2009. She had written two previous memoirs: Vocal Refrain (1975) and We'll Meet Again (1989).[52] In February 2009 it was reported that Lynn was suing the British National Party (BNP) for using "The White Cliffs of Dover" on an anti-immigration album without her permission. Her lawyer claimed the album seemed to link Lynn, who does not align with any political party, to the party's views by association.[53] In September 2009, at the age of 92, Lynn became the oldest living artist to make it to number 1 in the British album chart.[54] Her compilation album We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
entered the chart at number 20 on 30 August, and then climbed to number 2 the following week before reaching the top position, outselling both the Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys
and the Beatles.[55][56] With this achievement, she surpassed Bob Dylan
Bob Dylan
as the oldest artist to have a number one album in the UK.[56] In August 2014 Lynn was one of 200 public figures who were signatories to a letter to The Guardian
The Guardian
opposing Scottish independence
Scottish independence
in the run-up to September's referendum on that issue.[57] In May 2015 she was unable to attend VE Day
VE Day
70: A Party to Remember, in London
London
but was interviewed at home by the Daily Mirror.[58] In February 2017 it was announced that Lynn would be releasing a new LP entitled Vera Lynn 100
Vera Lynn 100
through Decca Records, to be released three days before her 100th birthday on 17 March 2017.[59] The album, featuring Lynn's original vocals set to new re-orchestrated versions of her songs, also features several duet partners including Alfie Boe, Alexander Armstrong, Aled Jones
Aled Jones
and the RAF Squadronaires.[60] Parlophone Records, which owns Lynn's later recordings from the 1960s and 1970s, released a collection of her songs recorded at Abbey Road Studios entitled Her Greatest from Abbey Road
Her Greatest from Abbey Road
on 10 March 2017, featuring five previously unreleased original recordings.[61] Personal life[edit] In 1941 Lynn married Harry Lewis, a clarinetist and saxophonist, and fellow member of Ambrose's orchestra[62] whom she had met two years earlier. They had one child, Virginia Penelope Anne Lewis.[10] Her husband died in 1998.[63] After the Second World War
Second World War
Lynn and Lewis moved to Finchley, north London. Lynn has lived in Ditchling, Sussex, since the early 1960s.[64] Recording career[edit]

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Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
made her solo recording debut with the song "The General's Fast Asleep" on 3 October 1935, accompanied by the Rhythm Rascals (a pseudonym for Jay Wilbur's orchestra). The 9" 78 rpm
78 rpm
single was issued on the Crown Records label,[65] which went on to release a total of 8 singles recorded by Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
and Charles Smart on organ. Early recordings include "I'm in the Mood for Love" and "Red Sails in the Sunset".[citation needed] In 1938, the Decca label took over control of the British Crown label and the UK-based Rex label; they had also issued early singles from Lynn in 1937, including "Harbour Lights". In late September 1939 Vera Lynn first recorded a song that continues to be associated with her: "We'll Meet Again" was originally recorded with Arthur Young on the Novachord.[9] Throughout the 1940s and 1950s the Decca label issued all of Lynn's records, including several recorded with Mantovani
Mantovani
and His Orchestra in 1942 and with Robert Farnon, from the late 1940s. These were only available as 78 rpm
78 rpm
singles, which featured only two songs as an A and a B-side. In the mid-1950s Decca issued several EP singles, which featured between two and four recordings per side, such as Vera Lynn's Party Sing Song from 1954. Singles were now issued on two formats: the known 78 rpm
78 rpm
10" shellac discs, and the recently introduced 45 rpm 7" vinyl single. In the late 1950s Lynn recorded four albums at Decca, the first; Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Concert remains her only live recording ever issued on vinyl.[citation needed] In 1960, after more than 20 years at Decca Records, Lynn signed to the US based MGM Records. In the UK her recordings were distributed by the His Masters Voice
His Masters Voice
label, later EMI
EMI
Records. Several albums and stand-alone singles were recorded with Geoff Love & His Orchestra. Norman Newell also took over as Lynn's producer in this period and remained with her until her 1976 album Christmas with Vera Lynn. Recording at EMI Records
EMI Records
up until 1977, Lynn released thirteen albums with material as diverse as traditional Hymns, pop and country songs, as well as re-recording many of her known songs from the 1940s for the albums Hits of the Blitz (1962), More Hits of the Blitz and Vera Lynn Remembers – The World at War
The World at War
(1974). In the 1980s two albums of contemporary pop songs were recorded at the Pye Records label, both including covers of songs previously recorded by artists such as ABBA and Barry Manilow.[citation needed] In 1982 Lynn released the stand-alone single "I Love This Land", written by André Previn, to mark the end of the Falklands War. Lynn's last recordings before her retirement were issued in 1991 via the News Of The World newspaper, with proceeds in aid of the Gulf Trust.[66] Discography[edit] Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Notes

1949 Sincerely Yours Issued on the Decca label

1955 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Concert Issued on the Decca label [67]

1956 If I Am Dreaming Issued on the Decca label [68]

1958 The Wonderful World of Nursery Rhymes Issued on the Decca label

1959 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Sings...Songs of the Tuneful Twenties Last studio album issued on the Decca label

1960 Sing With Vera First album issued on MGM Records. With the Williams Singers and Geoff Love & His Orchestra

1960 Yours Issued on MGM Records. With the Williams Singers and Geoff Love & His Orchestra

1961 As Time Goes By Issued on MGM Records. With the Williams Singers and Geoff Love & His Orchestra

1962 Hits of the Blitz Issued on EMI's His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice
label. With Tony Osborne & His Orchestra [69]

1963 The Wonderful Vera Lynn Issued on the His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice
label. With Tony Osborne & His Orchestra

1964 Among My Souvenirs Issued on the His Masters Voice
His Masters Voice
label. With Tony Osborne & His Orchestra

1966 More Hits of the Blitz Issued on the His Master's Voice
His Master's Voice
label. With the Sam Fonteyn Orchestra [70]

1970 Hits of the 60's-My Way Issued on EMI's Columbia label. With Alyn Ainsworth and Orchestra [71]

1972 Unforgettable Songs by Vera Lynn Issued on EMI's Columbia label. With Alyn Ainsworth and Orchestra

1972 Favourite Sacred Songs Issued on EMI's Columbia label. With the Mike Sammes Singers

1974 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Remembers – The World at War Issued on the EMI
EMI
label. With Alyn Ainsworth and Orchestra

1976 Christmas with Vera Lynn Issued on the EMI
EMI
label. With Alyn Ainsworth and Orchestra [72]

1977 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
in Nashville Last album Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
recorded for EMI
EMI
[73]

1979 Thank You For the Music (I Sing The Songs) Issued on the Pye label

1981 Singing To the World Second and last album issued on the Pye label

1984 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
Remembers Last album recorded by Vera Lynn. Issued by Horatio Nelson label

Charted albums[edit]

Year Title UK Chart[74]

21 November 1981 20 Family Favourites 25

9 September 1989 We'll Meet Again 44

30 August 2009 We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn 1

30 May 2010 Unforgettable 61

8 June 2014 National Treasure – Ultimate Collection 13

10 March 2017 Her Greatest from Abbey Road 45

17 March 2017 Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn
100 3

Year Album Chart Positions Certifications Sales

UK IRE EU DUT NOR NZ DEN BEL AUS

2009 We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn[75][76]

Compilation album Released: 25 August 2009 Label: Decca Records Formats: CD, digital download

1 48 8 83 18 8 28 10 21

UK: Gold New Zealand: Gold

UK: 240,000+

Charted singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions

UK US US A/C US Cashbox

1948 "You Can't Be True, Dear" — 9 — —

1949 "Again" — 23 — —

1952 "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" 10 1 — 1

"Forget-Me-Not" 5 — — —

"The Homing Waltz" 9 — — —

"Yours (Quiéreme Mucho)" — 7 — 10

1953 "The Windsor Waltz" 11 — — —

1954 "We'll Meet Again" — 29 — —

"If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" — 21 — 5

"My Son, My Son" 1 28 — 22

1956 "Who Are We" 30 — — —

"Such a Day" — 96 — 45

"A House with Love in It" 17 — — —

1957 " The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love)" 29 55 — 40

"Travellin' Home" 20 — — —

1967 "It Hurts to Say Goodbye" — — 7 —

Filmography[edit]

We'll Meet Again
We'll Meet Again
(1943) Rhythm Serenade (1943) One Exciting Night (1944) Venus fra Vestø (1962) Meet Again (2014)

Publications[edit]

Book: Vera Lynn

Lynn, Vera (1975). Vocal Refrain. London: W.H. Allen Lynn, Vera and Cross, Robin (1989). We'll Meet Again. London: Sidgwick & Jackson Lynn, Vera (2009). Some Sunny Day. London: HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-00-731815-5

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Albums

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Singles

"You Can't Be True, Dear" "Again" "Auf Wiederseh'n Sweetheart" "Forget-Me-Not" "The Homing Waltz" "Yours (Quiéreme Mucho)" "We'll Meet Again" "If You Love Me (Really Love Me)" "My Son, My Son" "A House with Love in It" " The Faithful Hussar (Don't Cry My Love)" "It Hurts to Say Goodbye"

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