Vera Lynn Dies at the Age of 103

Pic of Vera Lynn

Sadly, one of the few remaining icons from the Big Band Era passed June 18, 2020.

Vera Lynn, the British female vocalist whose touching songs helped lift the spirits of countless British citizens and soldiers during WWII, died today at the age of 103.  Lynn is most remembered by songs like "We'll Meet Again," from 1939 and "(There'll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover," released in 1941. She affectionately became known in England as the ‘Forces Sweetheart.’

She remained popular after the end of the war, releasing music, appearing in films and continued performing live.

Vera Lynn also touched the lives of many through her charities, including several that support ex-service personnel and others concerned with polio, breast cancer, blindness and cerebral palsy.

Audio Recording of Vera Lynn singing "We'll Meet Again"

Just this past April, The Queen of England invoked the spirit of the song "We Will Meet Again" as she addressed a nation in coronavirus lockdown by assuring Britons “We will meet again”. The Queen's statement echoed Lynn’s own message she made to fans in March saying: “In these uncertain times, I am taken back to my time during World War II, when we all pulled together and looked after each other. It is this spirit that we all need to find again to weather the storm of the coronavirus.”

Picture of Vera Lynn
Vera Lynn: March 20, 1917 - June 18, 2020
Rest in Peace.

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