Friday, October 16, 2009

Dame Vera Lynn

From the Mirror:
Dame Vera Lynn received a Lifetime Achievement award at yesterday's Women Of The Year Lunch.

The tribute recognises her past as a Forces sweetheart and her enduring success as a singer.

Last month, the 92-yearold became the oldest living artist to have a No.1 album. We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn, which features many of her wartime classics, outsold Arctic Monkeys and even The Beatles' much-hyped remastered editions.

Last month, Dame Vera urged pop stars to do more for our troops. She said: "I don't know why they don't do more and I don't think any young stars are writing songs for them either."

She received her award from Katherine Jenkins at a ceremony in London, watched by stars including artist Tracey Emin, actress Anita Dobson, broadcaster Esther Rantzen and TV personality Fern Britton.

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