Dame Vera Lynn Will Release New Album To Celebrate 90 Years In The Music Business

Dame Vera Lynn has one of the most long-lasting music careers of all-time.

The 97 year-old singer started performing onstage when George V was still on the thrown, at aged 7.

But even though Lynn is only three years away from reaching the century mark, she doesn't want to call it quits just yet.

The 'My Son, My Son' singer, who was immensely popular during the Second World War, is the record holder for the only person over 90 to have earned a UK No.1 album.

The chart topper came in 2009 with 'We'll Meet Again: The Very Best of Vera Lynn,' and will more than likely not be broken for quite some time.

Hopefully she can repeat the same success with her next studio album.

Lynn, who celebrated her birthday on Monday (March 17th), will release 'Vera Lynn: National Treasure - The Ultimate Collection' on 2nd June to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day, as well as celebrating 90 years in showbuisness.

The album will feature 40 tracks altogether, including her recognizable wartime classic such as 'The White Cliffs of Dover,' and 'We'll Meet Again,' but it also contains some never before heard material which was discovered by her daughter, Virginia.

Dame Vera said, via The Telegraph, ''I think it's wonderful that my songs are still enjoyed, especially if it encourages people to commemorate what happened 70 years ago."

"It's moving for me to relive those days, and humbling to know that people still think of me - after all, it was simply my duty to keep singing," she continued.

In 1959, Lynn received an OBE and was made a Dame in 1975.

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Dame Vera Lynn will release a new album for the 70th anniversary of D-Day


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Floydmoist Bleumonge

True class... "Does anbody here remember Vera Lynn? Remember how she said that we would meet again, some sunny day." - Roger Waters, "Vera" from The Wall

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Hughbert Jass

On the thrown? SPELL CHECK IN NOT A PROOFREADER!

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