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Dame Vera Lynn 1917-2020

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GAF
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Dame Vera Lynn 1917-2020
Posted by GAF on Saturday, June 20, 2020 2:49 AM

In all the chaos going on right now, I thought I would make mention of the passing of a great lady, Dame Vera Lynn, at the age of 103.  Those of you who don't know who she is will probably recognize some of the songs she made popular.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vera_Lynn

We'll meet again.

Gary

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, June 20, 2020 6:59 AM

Wow she lived long and had a full life. RIP Lady Lynn.

I love this song, such beautiful voice:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqtaoz4QFX8

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Posted by Hutch6390 on Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:32 AM

Dame Vera was something of a national institution over here.  She was a light in dark times, and her signature tune "We'll Meet Again" expressed the feelings of so many people - those going off to war, and those left behind.  A symbol of quiet courage, she helped us to keep going in the knowledge that there would be better times ahead - a message we should bear in mind today.  Rest in peace.

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Posted by Tanker-Builder on Saturday, June 20, 2020 7:54 AM

She brought Light to a darkened world. May she rest in Peace.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Saturday, June 20, 2020 8:45 AM

My local public radio station takes requests for Friday afternoon's playlist.  I requested her recording of "Bluebirds Over the White Cliffs of Dover,"  but it didn't make the cut.  Fortunately I have a CD of hers, with that song and "When the Lights Go On Again, All Over the World."  I have heard her described as the "Free World's Songbird."  Such an icon during the war!

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by mississippivol on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:25 AM

I love her cover of "Lili Marlene". Was just listening to that song last Sunday on the way home from church.

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:40 AM

Hutch6390
Dame Vera was something of a national institution over here. She was a light in dark times, and her signature tune "We'll Meet Again" expressed the feelings of so many people - those going off to war, and those left behind.

Great synopsis of of who she was and why her work was so popular and important. Thanks for that.

Hutch6390
A symbol of quiet courage, she helped us to keep going in the knowledge that there would be better times ahead - a message we should bear in mind today.

Very well said, sir. Yes

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Posted by GMorrison on Saturday, June 20, 2020 9:48 AM

Reminds me of the end of Dr. Strangelove.

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, June 20, 2020 10:51 AM

Pink Floyd even did a song about her on The Wall album. I did not realize that she was still alive until last night when I read the news. Another icon of that era has now slipped her mortal bonds and gone into history. 

Rest In Peace Vera.

 

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Posted by fox on Saturday, June 20, 2020 12:27 PM

Thanks for the great link Gary! 

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