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Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

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posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 08:18 PM
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If you don't know the thread title is a lyric from Pink Floyd The Wall.


Dame Vera Lynn was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War.


I just heard about this today. I guess she died 2 days ago at 103.




posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 08:33 PM
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a reply to: CryHavoc
Just the title of her song fills you with nostalgia. And she's hopefully right.






Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that
We would meet again
Some sunny day?
Vera, Vera
What has become of you
Does anybody else in here
Feel the way I do?




posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 08:38 PM
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originally posted by: CryHavoc
If you don't know the thread title is a lyric from Pink Floyd The Wall.


Dame Vera Lynn was an English singer, songwriter and entertainer whose musical recordings and performances were very popular during the Second World War.


I just heard about this today. I guess she died 2 days ago at 103.

Wow, 103, I never knew this was regarding an actual person..love these stories.

Thanks for sharing



posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 08:39 PM
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R.I.P. Vera.
As a kid, I'd sometimes see her song "White Cliffs of Dover" on jukeboxes. Some of her songs were tributes to Britian's toughness during WW2. She even had an album "Hits From the Blitz".

I think The Clash liked her. Not surprising.




posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 08:44 PM
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As a lover of old movies and especially musicals, I was a big fan. It was surprising how she fell off the radar for so many years. Beautiful and elegant, a British rose for sure.



posted on Jul, 13 2020 @ 10:56 PM
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originally posted by: Trueman
Just the title of her song fills you with nostalgia. And she's hopefully right.


Wow, Trueman, all these years I've been listening to The Wall and I had no idea they were talking about a song of hers.

That gave me goosebumps.

Thank you for posting it.



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 12:18 AM
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a reply to: CryHavoc

We'll meet again is on my kids' bedtime playlist. I would never have guessed that she was still alive until recently.

R. I. P.



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 01:41 AM
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I remember my parents remembering Vera Lynn. According to my mother, she and "Jane" got the British Army through the war. ("Jane" was a girl in a newspaper's cartoon strip, but that's another story) She's as much part of the iconography of the war as the air-raid siren and Winston's cigar and V-sign.

A Vera Lynn CD, which I had just bought them for Christmas, was playing in the background on the day before my mother collapsed with a fatal stroke. I remember my father crooning "We'll meet again" at her as she lay unconscious in the hospital bed. So Ver Lynn is now associated with Christmas, as far as I'm concerned.



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 02:00 AM
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She died in June not July. My mums favorite tho 👍



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 05:44 AM
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She wrote Captain Ahab's favourite song:

"Whale Meat Again".

Hopefully she will laugh at that very old Dad joke from above.



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 07:18 AM
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a reply to: CryHavoc

Yes I did. Watched her funeral. Remarkable lady till the end.



posted on Jul, 14 2020 @ 01:28 PM
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I'm really sorry. I thought it said July. Pandemic Lockdown has really thrown off my sense of time.



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