18/6/2020 1:21 pm  #1


Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

Dame Vera Lynn has died. She was 103. Her family confirmed that she died on Thursday morning (18 June). Information on a memorial will be announced at a later date.

More details here: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-53091856

Last edited by John Turner (18/6/2020 1:21 pm)

 

18/6/2020 2:12 pm  #2


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

She was my Grandfather's favorite singer. I have a lot of her recordings.

Here's a few tributes to her I did this morning:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMtLC9FBz-c&list=UUCc9xm-s2Dkmd6vSvHHnjzQ&index=1
http://greatentertainersarchives.blogspot.com/2020/06/rip-vera-lynn.html
 

 

18/6/2020 5:03 pm  #3


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

Very sad news.

One of my most treasured memories is of having had the privilege of working alongside Dame Vera - in a minor capacity, but directly alongside her nevertheless! - in the 1990 Royal Variety Show at The London Palladium. The show was in celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and Dame Vera sang an extended selection of her WWII hits interspersed with the wartime speeches of Winston Churchill delivered by the actor Robert Hardy.

She will be sadly missed...

Bing appeared on BBC2’s “The Vera Lynn Show” while he was in the UK in 1975, recording their session on 27th July for broadcast on 24th September. They sang “Sing” together and Bing sang, “That’s What Life Is All About”.

 

18/6/2020 5:51 pm  #4


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

jeremyrose wrote:

Very sad news.

One of my most treasured memories is of having had the privilege of working alongside Dame Vera - in a minor capacity, but directly alongside her nevertheless! - in the 1990 Royal Variety Show at The London Palladium. The show was in celebration of the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and Dame Vera sang an extended selection of her WWII hits interspersed with the wartime speeches of Winston Churchill delivered by the actor Robert Hardy.

She will be sadly missed...

Bing appeared on BBC2’s “The Vera Lynn Show” while he was in the UK in 1975, recording their session on 27th July for broadcast on 24th September. They sang “Sing” together and Bing sang, “That’s What Life Is All About”.

I'm afraid I can't put up a clip of Jeremy singing along with Vera, but here is Bing with her, as Jeremy says, broadcast in UK 24 September 1975.  A towering figure in British hearts for many years, and she remained active, with appearances at national occasions until very recently. A very long life and a very long life in entertainment as well.  





 

 

18/6/2020 6:34 pm  #5


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

Another one from our growing up days has now left us. Vera was such an inspiration during WWII, not only to the British forces but to the Commonwealth as well.
On the BBC web site there is a nice photo of her with Bing.
Guess Olivia de Havilland is one of the last now as she turns 104 on 1st. July (Canada Day).
R.I.P. Vera

 

19/6/2020 6:29 am  #6


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Additional coverage by BBC here with pics including one with Bing. 

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/624/cpsprodpb/AC33/production/_95138044_mediaitem95137993.jpg


 

 

19/6/2020 9:44 am  #7


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

As my brother said to me yesterday, Vera had always been around. Very few of us, if any, can remember a time when she wasn't famous. Lovely lady who never officially retired, and who holds a number of records in the UK for the oldest artist to have both a top 30 hit album, and a number one album. 

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21/6/2020 3:27 pm  #8


 

21/6/2020 3:33 pm  #9


Re: Dame Vera Lynn Has Died

Are you on the right of Vera (her left) in the finale?

 

21/6/2020 4:06 pm  #10


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Correct..!

 

25/6/2020 9:11 pm  #11


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Amazing! Well done, Jeremy! And well-spotted spot, Malcolm

 

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