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Dame Vera Lynn: Happy 100th Birthday.

 
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:00 pm    Post subject: Dame Vera Lynn: Happy 100th Birthday. Reply with quote

My eyes were opened watching this tribute to Dame Vera Lynn as to just how much she contributed in keeping up the morale of our troops abroad during the second world war.

The old soldiers,featured in this tribute, spoke of her with much admiration and affection. Very moving to watch.She made a big difference to their time overseas.

A remarkable woman who is celebrating her 100th birthday...I hope she has a lovely one!

A birthday tribute celebrating the life and work of Dame Vera Lynn, seeing her humility shine through as she really can't understand what all the fuss is about.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08k5v5l/dame-vera-lynn-happy-100th-birthday
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a touching tribute this show was, not just to Vera but to the servicemen who spoke so movingly of her contribution to their lives. I cried during this programme , in part because Vera looks so much like my late mother who was Vera's contemporary.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't see this but listened to the Radio 2 show Sunday night which was very good.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I taped the Radio 2 show which I haven't heard yet, and, unbelievably, completely missed the TV programme so I must iPlayer it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I watched it and recorded it, as my love for Vera knows no bounds.

Also caught a little of the Sunday night R2 one. I had no idea it was on, so a nice surprise when I switched the radio on in the kitchen.

As an aside, Paul McCartney, who was on the programme tweeted (yes, I know...) that he had tweeted about Vera, Chuck Berry and found that his driver's name was Dave. Anyone who is familiar with When I'm Sixty-Four, will know the connection. As Harry Hill would say...what are the chances of that happening..?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw that Tweet Raver, made me smile!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helen May wrote:
I didn't see this but listened to the Radio 2 show Sunday night which was very good.

H

I'll have a listen to that,Helen. Smile
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As an aside, Paul McCartney, who was on the programme tweeted (yes, I know...) that he had tweeted about Vera, Chuck Berry and found that his driver's name was Dave. Anyone who is familiar with When I'm Sixty-Four, will know the connection. As Harry Hill would say...what are the chances of that happening..?
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Saw that Tweet Raver, made me smile!

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Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A nice little chat with Sir Macca, courtesy of 6 Music...no Vera or Dave, but a little Chuck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xqy1m
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent to see all the tributes to our Vera. There was a tribute theatre show at the Palladium earlier this week, Monday, presumably televised for later showing?

There's another British lady band singer who turned 100 recently, Helen Clare, who is still very alert as was seen on TV at the time (see youtube link), there's another tribute for her filmed at the Dorchester Hotel, I think it's on TV next week.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7QGTkpnJFI

https://www.facebook.com/TheDorchester/photos/a.486250547287.288770.33563257287/10154724536617288/?type=3&theater

http://helenclare.com/
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becky sharp



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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

oldraver wrote:
A nice little chat with Sir Macca, courtesy of 6 Music...no Vera or Dave, but a little Chuck.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04xqy1m


I'm listening to and enjoying this as I type...thanks Raver. Smile
John W wrote:

There's another British lady band singer who turned 100 recently, Helen Clare, who is still very alert as was seen on TV at the time (see youtube link), there's another tribute for her filmed at the Dorchester Hotel, I think it's on TV next week.



http://helenclare.com/

Can't say I 've ever heard of Helen Clare,John. She looks and sounds well for 100,much like our Vera. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were a lot of fine lady singers during WWII.

Vera Lynn is best remembered but just as popular at the time was Anne Shelton, and there were others on records and radio like Helen Clare, Beryl Davis, Doreen Villiers, Dorothy Carless, Julie Dawn (who was later a Radio 2 broadcaster with her Penfriend programme, broadcast three times a week to listeners who lived alone).

Julie Dawn died in 2000.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1341616/Julie-Dawn.html
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The only name I know on there is Anne Shelton.

And this is the song I remember her mostly for...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaKq8iXGSxE
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