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« on: November 01, 2021, 11:48:31 PM »
Just in case this thread failed to mention this dear lady.  She died at the age of 103. Revered by Brits and Yanks as well.
Bing Video Search: Vera Lynn

 I'm on a nostalgia kick so I am a bit emotional about a time and some people who once were.  I listened to this music when I was a lad of 14.

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Re: Vera
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2021, 12:58:59 AM »
Hmmph!  It seems that I have been a dumb ass again.  The link was intended to be a vid of Vera Lynn, one of the people that I admired long ago... and still. 

One of these days I might learn to use the damned computer correctly. Until then, Vera and I will meet again.

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Re: Vera
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2021, 08:40:10 AM »
If religions were TV channels atheism is turning the TV off.
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Re: Vera
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2021, 12:20:05 PM »

I don't find that tune much fun, I often thought Waters was a whiny bastard, ye ya dad died in the war, give it song or two but move on for Trump sake, but he went on and on. 

I saw old Roger in one of those fields of white crosses in France, making a TV doco.  His father had died in WWII before he really knew him, and his fathers father had died in WWI before he really knew him. 
A proud tradition that, going back and back.
Ye but we've moved on from that. 

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Re: Vera
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2021, 01:04:26 PM »

I don't find that tune much fun, I often thought Waters was a whiny bastard, ye ya dad died in the war, give it song or two but move on for Trump sake, but he went on and on. 

I saw old Roger in one of those fields of white crosses in France, making a TV doco.  His father had died in WWII before he really knew him, and his fathers father had died in WWI before he really knew him. 
A proud tradition that, going back and back.
Ye but we've moved on from that.

I was going to post the same video, butt you beat me to it...one of my favorite songs from the album (I'm a huge fan of the Floyd,....sorry)

I was quite young when I first heard this song by Pink Floyd, about 14, and I was actually familiar with the music of Vera Lynn, though my friends had no idea who they were referring to in the song.
My Father was also a WWII vet (He was in his's when he had me) . Every Sunday morning when we were growing up he would tune into a local radio station here in Detroit that would play music mostly from the late 30's and 40's.

He loved Vera Lynn...she's the only artist I can ever remember him singing along with.

My father wasn't a fan of rock and roll, or popular music. Most times when he was driving in his car if he didn't have a baseball game on he would listen to elevator music.

I played him the song "Vera" by Pink Floyd after I purchased the album as I thought he would be surprised a rock group was singing a song about one of his favorite singers, and he really enjoyed it. I played it for him, and then he had me replay it again. Surprisingly he liked a couple other songs from the album as well...though he didn't really understand or understand the use of sound affects Pink Floyd used so much on the album. (He liked a couple song off of Dark Side of the Moon as well)

This is for you Dad.

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Re: Vera
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2021, 02:06:38 AM »
Indeed, an icon of the 20th century. Though completely tied to a particular era, also timeless as much of the music of that era is, in my opinion.
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