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article imageVera Lynn Becomes Oldest Person in UK to Have #1 Album

By Kevin Jess     Sep 13, 2009 in Entertainment
Wartime singing sweetheart Dame Vera Lynn has become the oldest person to ever have a number one album on the music charts beating the Beatles to the number one spot.
Dame Vera Lynn, 92 is now the oldest person ever to have a number one album on the charts in the UK reports the Telegraph.
Bob Dylan was the record holder but with the release of Lynn's album, We'll Meet Again - The Very Best of Vera Lynn, and the albums quick rise to the top of the charts she now holds the position.
She is considered one of the major Allied entertainers of World War 2.
This month marks the 70th anniversary of Dame Vera's first recording at Decca Records in 1939 of We'll Meet Again. She was 22.
Lynn's Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart became the first record by a British performer to top the charts in the United States, doing so for nine weeks.
In a recent interview with the Telegraph Lynn said she was astonished at her recent chart success and added, "I am extremely surprised and delighted, and a big thank you to all my fans for putting me there."
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