Dame Vera Lynn

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Dame Vera Lynn

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Famous vocalist from World War II passes away at 103 years of age :(

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Vera Lynn Singing - "We'll Meet Again"

Rest In Peace Ms Lynn :!:

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It is indeed a sad loss. She had a very unique voice. If you heard her once, you would never forget that sound.

She was also very popular in the Netherlands in the 50s and 60s. It is one of the voices I grew up with. In those days we had cable radio so a very limited choice of stations (4). In programs like the Dutch version of Music while you work, you did not have to wait long to hear Vera Lynn.

As a person she is no longer with us but her songs and the memories connected to them will be there forever.

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I just came here to post about this, and I see you beat me to it! Hell of a birthday present for Sir Paul...
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Huh, UA, "vocalist" indeed. She was more than that to us. You wouldn't appreciate what she was. She was a national treasure to more than one country. :)
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"We'll Meet Again" was used in the sound track for Dr. Strangelove.

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Dame Vera was indeed a National Treasure and a lovely person as well.

She was blessed with a glorious sonority in her middle vocal range, in which all her material was pitched, so that lovely sound came through every single note she sang and it was effortless. All those songs were very singable and easy to remember and that was the key to their success and popularity.

May she rest in peace.

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Kirbstone wrote:
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:35 pm
Dame Vera was indeed a National Treasure and a lovely person as well.
Indeed, and Pink Floyd even paid homage to her in their 1979 album The Wall on the track entitled Vera.

Sad she's gone, but what a heck of a run!
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