Monday, September 14, 2009

Does Anybody Here Remember Vera Lynn?

A lot of people are getting to know her music. Vera Lynn is back in the top of the album charts at the age of 92. Says Mark Steyn:

With one of Vera Lynn's two signature songs all but banned from the airwaves, the survivor, "We'll Meet Again" was imbued with a kind of pathos it had never had during the lowest moments of the Second World War. It came to symbolize simultaneously both Britain's wartime defiance and a resigned acceptance of remorseless decline.

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