Singer Vera Lynn to mark 100th birthday with new album

LONDON — Singer Vera Lynn is making plans to mark her 100th birthday with the release of a new album featuring many of her (very) old classics.

The album "Vera Lynn 100" is to be released March 17, three days before her birthday, a milestone this year that traditionally is recognized by Queen Elizabeth II.

The songstress said Thursday it's "truly humbling that people still enjoy these songs from so many years ago."

Lynn was known as the "Forces' Sweetheart." Her songs, including "We'll Meet Again" and "(There'll be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover," were wartime anthems.

She has not cut new vocals for the release, saying she prefers to remember her voice as it was. But there are new accompaniments to some of the songs.

Must Read

Fans mourn pop's George Michael as charities...

Dec 26, 2016

Fans are mourning the death of pop star George Michael as British charities praise his generosity

Prince William speaks of 'anger' when his mother...

Jan 12, 2017

Britain's Prince William has comforted a young girl who lost a parent and spoken out about his...

Longtime British Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman...

Jan 25, 2017

The top editor at British Vogue plans to step down after a quarter century at the helm of the...

Princess Diana statue to mark 20 years since car...

Jan 29, 2017

The sons of the late Princess Diana plan to build a statue to mark the 20th anniversary of her...

Prince William calls for end to stigma on mental...

Feb 7, 2017

Prince William is speaking out about ending the stigma surrounding mental health treatment

Sign up now!