Dame Vera Lynn DBE (born 20 March 1917) is a popular British vocalist whose career flourished during World War II, when she was nicknamed "The Forces' Sweetheart". Among her numerous popular songs are: "We'll Meet Again"; and "The White Cliffs of Dover". She was considered one of the major entertainers during the War II years.
Lynn was born Vera Margaret Welch on 20 March 1917 in East Ham, London. Later she adopted her grandmother's maiden name Lynn as her stage name. She began singing at the age of seven. Her first radio broadcast, with the Joe Loss Orchestra, was made in 1935. At this point she was being featured on records released by dance bands including Loss's and Charlie Kunz's. In 1936 she made her first solo record on the Crown label, "Up the Wooden Hill to Bedfordshire". This label was soon swallowed up by Decca. After a short stint with Loss she stayed with Kunz for a few years during which she waxed several standards. She later moved to the aristocrat of British dance...
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Track listing: The White Cliffs of DoverYoursWishing (Will Make It So)Who's Taking You Home Tonight?The General's Fast AsleepWhen the Lights Go on AgainHarbour LightsJealousyThe Anniversary WaltzIt's a Lovely Day TomorrowThere's a Ship Rolling HomeThere's a Land of Begin AginThat Lovely WeekendBe Like the Kettle and SingGoodnight Children EverywhereIt's a Sin to Tell a LieI'm in the Mood for LoveOnly ForeverWish Me Luck as You Wave Me GoodbyeIt Could Happen to YouA Nightingale Sang in Berkeley SquareThe London I LoveWe'll Meet AgainGoodnight, Wherever You Are
Track listing: There's a New World Over the SkylineI'll Be With You in Apple Blossom TimeComing HomeIt's Easy to RememberI'm Beginning to See the LightDo You Ever Dream of TomorrowThe Happiest New Year of AllIt's Like Old TimesClose to YouI Don't Want to Set the World on FireShine on Harvest MoonWith All My HeartThere'll Come Another DayYou'll Never KnowFor Swwethearts EverywhereWe Three (My Echo, My Shadow and Me)More and MoreAgainI Could Never TellI'm Sending My BlessingsMy Dreams Are Getting Better All the TimeReally and Truly
Track listing: I've Heard That Song BeforeThere's a Ship Rolling HomeOver the HillSomeone's Rocking My DreamboatI Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last NightI'll Pray for YouYou Can't Be True DearI Promise YouYou're Breaking My Heart All Over AgainLittle StarThe Silver Wedding WaltzSymphonyThe Love Bug Will Bite YouI Shall Be WaitingCinderella Stay in My ArmsMexicali RoseI Had the Craziest DreamLong AgoA Star Fell Out of HeavenHow Green Was My ValleyThe Bells of St. Mary'sKiss MePlease Think of MeSomething to Remember You By
Track listing: White Cliffs of DoverWe'll Meet AgainHarbour LightsI Shall Be WaitingWishingOver the HillThere'll Come Another DayMy OwnI'll Pray for YouLonely SweetheartAfter a WhileMemory of a RoseYou'll Never KnowThat Lovely WeekendThe London I LoveWhen the Lights Go on AgainMexicali Rose
Vera Lynn was born