Dame Vera Lynn became the Forces’ Sweetheart during the Second World War and has maintained her status as a national treasure ever since. She is best known for We’ll Meet Again, which became a morale-building anthem during the war, chiming with both British soldiers and their families at home. But how is she linked to The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr?
Decades after she became the darling of the troops’, Dame Lynn returned with a comeback single.
Don’t You Remember When was well received by music critics when it was released in 1976.
It was written by former Eurovision entry Lynsey de Paul and Barry Blue, who has penned songs for the likes of Celine Dion, Diana Ross and Andrea Bocelli.
De Paul also did backing vocals and brought another intriguing addition to the mix: Starr.
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“We will be with our friends again. We will be with our families again. We will meet again.”
With people turning to the iconic song once more, the singer has released a new version as a duet with Katherine Jenkins.
The duet, from which all proceeds go to NHS Charities Together, was released last weekend and has already gained significant popularity.
Earlier this week, it was revealed to have come in at number three on the Official Big Top 40.