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Vera Welch, born on 20. In March 1917, in East Ham , London. Neither of her parents were involved in show business - her father Bertram was a plumber, and mother, Annie, a dressmaker.
When she turned 11, Vera took her grandmother's maiden name Lynn as an artist name. She had no formal singing lessons as a child - and only one as an adult.
She Said : "I thought I could reach mine, But when The Teacher heard me sing, She Said ," I can't exercise that Voice , it's a natural Voice . 'So I said: 'Well, Thank You very much, mA'am', and left. "
Vera's talent was discovered at the Age Of 15 while singing at poplar baths, the local Band Leader Howard Baker . He signed them on The Spot . In the year 1936, when she was 19, she had Bedfordshire your first solo Record called the Wooden hill.
However, it was during the second World War , her reputation was made. She sang to the troops on a morale-boosting concerts became known as The Forces' Sweetheart.
One of their most famous songs, We Meet Again was released in the year 1939 and as The War progressed, it increasingly into resonance with The British public. Like Vera said: "It is a good song, how to do it, with anyone, anywhere, to say goodbye to Someone . "
A large part of their war's appeal came from her BBC radio program, Sincerely yours, the delivery in the years of 1941 and 42 in the form of "a letter to The Men of the forces... in word and music". A special feature is the announcement of The Arrival of the baby was Back Home , But had to be canceled because the producers were so overwhelmed with the news of the new arrivals.
she had a healthy glow that made her a favorite with families, as well as the troops. Not everyone thought it was good for morale, But a retired soldier complained in a letter to The Daily Telegraph that such a "sickly and maudlin programs largely responsible for the half-hearted attitude of so many people against The War ".
they travelled The World to entertain troops, including Myanmar (then Burma), India, and Egypt. She later recalled a stay in grass huts with a bucket of water for a shower.
after the defeat of Nazi Germany , The Bbc 's variety Department broadcast of the victory program on a FIVE-day in may 1945. Vera (left) with Entertainer and returned British prisoners of war. Their popularity survived The War years and after the peace they came toured across The Commonwealth , appeared in a Las Vegas cabaret and played for The British Royal Family .
your sentimental tone out of fashion at The Bbc after The War , But they returned in the ether, and remained a fixture in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. In the First Official UK singles chart in 1952, Lynn, three top-12-places occupied.
she is here in the picture, the acquaintance of the glam Rock Band Slade in 1973, when she was Awarded the gathered round a piano on The Melody Maker. In 2017, she released her new album, and holds the Record for the oldest living artist to reach The Top 20 of the UK album.
Dame Vera helped to mark the 70. Anniversary of The Battle of Britain in a ceremony on 10 August 2010. Her Daughter said fan-letters continue to come from all over The World , sometimes simply addressed to "Vera Lynn , UK".
said During the build-up to your 100th birthday in 2017, Dame Vera, she found it "sobering" that the people enjoyed their songs.