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We then Again Dame Vera Lynn was the Meet ' s song. It is also one of The First singles was to use a Synthesizer, was accused of "mushy" for the troops, and has featured in the Dr. Strangelove and Strange things.
Recorded in 1939, Vera Lynn , the texts provided comfort for all those who were apart from their loved ones.
"His poetry appeared to me as a perfect example of what "the greeting card song" Dame Vera wrote in her 1975 autobiography Vocal chorus could call.
The Singer was only 22 When she for the First Time to The Song . It was in The First year of The Conflict - the so-called, When the troops were drafted, But very little fighting took place -That Lynn The Song while shopping around The Music -publishing company in London's Denmark Street for New Material .
One of the leading lights at The Time , Hughie Charles was, was looking for the opportunity to open the batting, Lancashire County Cricket Club to his luck as a composer.
After Lynn evaluated as "a Very Nice boy," he encouraged her, at the recording of two Patriotic songs he had written with Ross Parker in anticipation of The Coming hostilities - the high-pitched, optimistic There will Always be A England, and the wistful, We will Meet Again.
you came first of all, We'll Meet Again in the summer with Bert Ambrose and his orchestra. "Looking Back on the reviews, I see That the Newspapers picked it right away," she told The Guardian in 1995.
"It was the perfect song to sign, and I started to use it more and more. "Synth-pop-pioneers
With a melody free to Anton Rubinstein ' s, it was The Singer of the performance, which touched the hearts of the people - their characteristic low tone and emotional delivery, chiming with the prevailing mood of The Time .
"instrument, which had reproduced the sound of a dozen instruments", only made his debut in the New York World Fair, the April, what is one of The First pop records (maybe The First ) That on a synth.
But it was a later recording, supported by a full orchestra, which was more famous.
By this time they had become a fixed size on armed forces radio with your program Sincerely,
"even Though we are the program from a studio, I've always tried to imagine, as I said, the singing and the entertainment of My Own house", The Singer . "Dealing with myself, not for an audience in the conventional sense, But of scattered individuals - an intimate conversation, But a couple of million people. "
Each episode ended with a rendition of We'll meet again. "Keep smiling through just like you always do," asks you, the listener. But not everyone was happy.
"If our armed forces really like this kind of thing, it should be the duty of The Bbc to the fact to hide from The World ," wrote a typical correspondent for The Daily Telegraph in 1942. Instead, he argued, to listen to the troops a little more virile should be""."Anti-mud" campaign
"We have recently introduced a policy of excluding sickly sentimentality, especially during the singing of certain singers, pursued disgusting and not at All In line with what we feel is The Need of The Public in This Country ," said a judgment from the year 1942.
Among The Victims of the Bing Crosby ' s standard-I ll Be Home For Christmas, which would make The Committee to the opinion That troops were homesick and discouraged. Similarly, The Mills Brothers-Paper Doll was not forbidden, because "we knew That it is desirable to broadcast The Song , the topic of female infidelity".Vera Lynn was made a dame in 1976
The Star was not to be swayed by the arguments, writing a column in the Sunday Dispatch said, the armed forces personnel and their "wives and sweethearts" is rated the mood of your weekly radio show.
As the "anti-mud" debate raged, one of The Star 's "middle-aged listeners", voicing his support for Lynn in particular.
"The Words of their songs can have so much sentimental claptrap. But they treated her with so much tenderness, as if they were precious old folk, as if they meant something, something you believed and assumed That their audience believed," he wrote.
"By some magic That they invented to convince you That neither you nor anyone else had ever sung, or the songs heard before That they only just discovered their peculiar pleasures... and was generously passing on. "
with the title We will Meet Again, the finale featured a re-recording of the title, was the best-known version of The Song .Vera appeared with Petula Clark and Bruce Forsyth on the 60th anniversary of The End of the second World War , in the year 2005
It has been covered by Frank Sinatra< Peggy Lee , Rod Stewart and Sammy Davis Jr, It was referred to the, Pink Floyd in their song, and used to haunting effect, in the of Stanley Kubrick 's apocalyptic satire Dr. Strangelove.
More recently, it has featured in TV shows such as Strange things, and The Simpsons , and in films such as Hellboy and Trainspotting 2; while there is also a Ghost, which has a backdrop of The Tower of Terror ride at Walt Disney World in California.
As the Corona Virus in the UK earlier this year, The Song That was called the message of the cheerful resilience, by The Queen , who, as you rarely televised address, told The Nation : "We will be back with Our Friends . We will be with our families again. We will meet again. "
your message helped The Song to enter The Singles chart for the First Time in its 81-year history (the original recording pre-dated The Charts , although Charles and Parker ' s Sheet Music was a Bestseller in the 1940s).
"I had no idea That The Song would be The Tune people, most in connection with The War -era," she wrote in her autobiography. "Or, my vote would have most likely the people of The Hope for The Future , we needed it to be reminded of at this time.
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