Saturday, March 13, 2010

VERA LYNN - 1942

Here is Great Britain's greatest female vocalist of all-time: Dame Vera Lynn. Here she is singing with Geraldo's Orchestra from 1942...


  1. Started out as a (very young) band singer in the mid 1930s, Her last public siging appearance was in 1995 but she appeared in public as recently as 2005.
    Wiki says- On 13 September 2009, Dame Vera became the oldest living artist to make it into No. 1 in the UK album chart, at the age of 92. Her collection We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of 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. In doing this, she outsold both the Arctic Monkeys and then the entire re-mastered Beatles back catalogue.In its third week the album went gold with sales of over 100,000.

    Some Dame! Some singer!
    "Dame" in UK is the equivalent of a knighthood, awarded to Dame Vera in 1975.

  2. I believe Dame Vera Lynn has been interviewed a few times in recent years. Her husband (a trumpeter with the Ambrose Orchestra) died a few years ago. Her voice is so flawless!