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Brian
Sweet Inspiration


United Kingdom
2669 Posts

Posted - 20/03/2008 :  20:37:19  Show Profile Send Brian a Private Message
Dear old Vera Lynn celebrates her 91st birthday today.
She is in the 'home' for retired showbiz types.
They put on a special meal for her today
A 'wartime' menu was produced which made Vera burst into song
... 'Whale meat again'

...the crowed 'de-mobbed' her

MONTY

treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:07:43  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
Good old Vera--a real trouper if ever there was one.

We'll meet again Monty

Trek

Also known as Carole.
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:11:32  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
OMG... She's nearly as old as me!....

Big respect to Dame Vera... It seems her songs, and singing really helped civilians and The Forces during the war.

I wonder if Amy (Earthbound Gypsy) knows?.. She is a Big Vera Lynn Fan...

Happy Birthday, Dame Vera.

Carole R xx

Edited by - Carole R. on 21/03/2008 00:12:28
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Vera
Administrator



United Kingdom
1632 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:18:03  Show Profile  Click to see Vera's MSN Messenger address Send Vera a Private Message
Well... thank you, thank you... thank you - I'm very honoured...


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...for her! Happy Birthday!
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  00:31:15  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Ya had me fooled then, Vera..

I thought the Dame had logged on!..

Cxx
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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  02:15:17  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
Ah!! I LOVE VERA LYNN!!! :)). Thanks for remembering Carole :). I'll have a little belated celebration...i'll play vera all day ha.ha.

I wouldn't have known hadn't you posted this Brian, cheers.

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher
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Mark
Sweet Inspiration



United Kingdom
3102 Posts

Posted - 21/03/2008 :  13:56:09  Show Profile Send Mark a Private Message
Happy Birthday Dame Vera!.......she certainly lifted the Morale ofthe Allied troops during the War, going abroad and real close to the danger zone to entertain them




Mark


Edited by - Mark on 21/03/2008 14:00:04
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2008 :  00:44:27  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Thankyou, Mark...Thats a really lovely picture. Amy, I just noticed..if you turn Dame Vera's age of 91, upside down...we have your age of 16!... Carole R xx
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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2008 :  02:41:34  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
Gosh,you're right, I didn't think about that.... maybe I should get in contact with her and tell her? haha!.

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher
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reputation
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5020 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2008 :  12:05:00  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
Happy Birthday Vera, wouldn't it be great to see her on a chat show, she would have to many interesting things to tell us.

Edited by - reputation on 24/03/2008 14:27:33
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 22/03/2008 :  12:10:17  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by reputation

Happy Birthday Vera, woudn't it be great to see her on a chat show, she would have to many interesting things to tell us.

Thats true I have never seen Vera Lynn on a chat show.... I was wondering.."Amy, which of Veras Songs do you like best?"and why do you like her?.. Carole R xx
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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 23/03/2008 :  12:08:34  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
You just had to say it didn't you Carole? :). Well.. I love her interpretations of particular songs, for example she has covered 'fool on the hill' and 'a taste of honey' by The Beatles and they are fantastic versions. Her voice is very english and articulate, rather a reflection of the way people 'should' speak. Her voice in short is just so beautiful quite spectacular.

My favourite Vera Lynn songs are;
Goodnight
Wish me luck ( as you wave me goodbye)
Anniversary Waltz
The look of love ( yes she did a cover of it :)
Fool on the hill
A taste of honey
A nightingale sang in berkeley square
Stars fell on alabama
If we only have love
We'll meet again
Land of hope and glory
White cliffs of dover
You'd be so nice to come home to
Lili Marlene
They'll always be an England
This is the Army Mr. Jones
The Holy city
This is my prayer
The Village of St.Bernadette
It hurts to say goodbye
...........................just to name a few ;)

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher
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reputation
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5020 Posts

Posted - 23/03/2008 :  12:47:10  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
Vera's later recordings are also great, like Abba's Thank You For The Music,but my all time favourite is a single she did for EMI in the 70's called When (Don't You Remember) and just recently it's been released on cd - she holds the note forever at the end.

There's never been any scandal about Vera, she's always been a very gracious lady!
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2008 :  01:14:39  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
'We'll Meet Again' is the most famous one... I would think.

Cxx
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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2008 :  04:18:08  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
Would the cd that when(don't you remember) featured on be the singles collection, and the release date sometime in 2007?. I only say this because I have it, and that's one of the songs on the CD.

Vera belongs to a generation of people who didn't take pride in being 'risque', and also has like you said reputation much grace and is a treasure.

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher
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reputation
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5020 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2008 :  14:32:23  Show Profile Send reputation a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by EarthboundGypsy

Would the cd that when(don't you remember) featured on be the singles collection, and the release date sometime in 2007?. I only say this because I have it, and that's one of the songs on the CD.

Vera belongs to a generation of people who didn't take pride in being 'risque', and also has like you said reputation much grace and is a treasure.

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher



Yes that's the one, the single was originally released in '76. Vera is also great at I Want To Give which was a hit for Perry Como and Let Me Try Again a hit for Frank Sinatra.

Is the picture above a recent one? If so Vera still looks wonderful. It would be great to see some of her old tv shows again, wonder if they have also been "wiped"?
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sparkie
Wishing And Hoping



United Kingdom
647 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2008 :  23:11:01  Show Profile Send sparkie a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by reputation

There's never been any scandal about Vera, she's always been a very gracious lady!
Not quite as gracious as everyone believes I'n afraid! When my mum was younger she worked in a local shop in town and Vera was a regular customer (I was there on occasion when she came in) and unfortunately more often than not was rude, arrogant and had the all too common "do you know who I am?" attitude that many 'celebrities' had/have and expected to be served immediately before anyone else in the shop! Many of my mum's friends and old colleagues all disliked her immensely.

She lives about 15 minutes drive from me and has done for many, many years!

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treking
Wasn't Born To Follow



United Kingdom
5727 Posts

Posted - 24/03/2008 :  23:57:30  Show Profile Send treking a Private Message
Well thats shattered another illusion Sparkie

Trek

Also known as Carole.
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Sara
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
9401 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2008 :  00:13:12  Show Profile Send Sara a Private Message


Sara x
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EarthboundGypsy
Wishing And Hoping



Australia
192 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2008 :  05:33:11  Show Profile Send EarthboundGypsy a Private Message
I refuse to believe it! not my Vera....surely.... really?

~Amy~

"Gimme a vhiskey" - Greta Garbo.

If men can be categorised for their looks on a scale of 1 to 10, they can be graded for their sexual prowess, A to F.
- Margaret Thatcher
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Carole R.
Higher and Higher



United Kingdom
13792 Posts

Posted - 25/03/2008 :  23:58:05  Show Profile Send Carole R. a Private Message
Shock! Horror!...Stands back in amazment.

Sparkie... Are you saying that Vera aint nothin' like a Dame?...

Never mind, there aint no-one perfect...is there?..

Carole R xx
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