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We’ll Meet Again: The story of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime classic

We’ll Meet Again: The story of Dame Vera Lynn’s wartime classic

Entertainment
We'll Meet Again became Dame Vera Lynn's signature song. It was also one of the first singles to use a synth, was accused of being too "slushy" for the troops, and has featured in Dr Strangelove and Stranger Things. No song captured the heartbreak and optimism of Britain at war better than We'll Meet Again.Recorded in 1939 by Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, its lyrics provided comfort to all those who were apart from their loved ones."We'll met again, don't know where, don't know when / But I know we'll meet again, some sunny day."The song has since been quoted by the Queen and covered by Johnny Cash. It even entered the UK chart earlier this year, offering a message of hope during th...
Boxing Day football: Relive these Christmas crackers including Phil Brown’s half-time antics, a Manchester United vs Newcastle classic, and Chelsea’s eight-goal thriller

Boxing Day football: Relive these Christmas crackers including Phil Brown’s half-time antics, a Manchester United vs Newcastle classic, and Chelsea’s eight-goal thriller

Sports
At this time of year, it’s important to remember the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not about the presents, or the copious amount of food and drink. It’s about football. Supporters from up and down the country, dressed in embarrassing jumpers they must pretend to like, escape to a winter wonderland of sport on December 26th each year. Manchester United get festive with a huge Christmas tree. But if you’re stuck inside with the relatives, fear not, because talkSPORT will be streaming every game exclusively live on our app! To get you in the mood, talkSPORT.com plays the Ghost of Christmas Past, taking you through some of the very best fixtures from the Premier League’s favourite day of the year. So, know them better now, and revisit some Christmas crackers as
McCartney’s tribute as photographer behind classic Beatles albums dies

McCartney’s tribute as photographer behind classic Beatles albums dies

Entertainment
Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have paid tribute to the photographer behind some of The Beatles most famous album covers, who has died aged 82.Robert Freeman helped define the band's image, especially with the 1963 cover for With The Beatles - their second album. The black and white picture featured simple head shots of the Fab Four in part shadow.It was also used for the 1964 US album Meet The Beatles! Image: Freeman pictured in Valencia in 2006 next to some of his work Freeman went on to take the photos used on Beatles For Sale, Help!, and Rubber Soul - where the photo was subtly stretched. Advertisement Paying tribute online, McCartney said: "People...
Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Controversial Christmas classic track rewritten for #MeToo era

Entertainment
Every year, the Christmas songs we know and love are re-recorded and re-purposed, in an effort to bring them right up to date for a modern market.This year, the lyrics to one of the most iconic yet controversial Christmas songs ever made has been rewritten in the wake of the #MeToo era. John Legend has updated the lyrics to the 1944 song Baby, It's Cold Outside, and re-recorded it with fellow The Voice coach Kelly Clarkson.It is a song with alternate lines sung by a man and woman in which he attempts to convince her not to risk a journey home in bad weather and to instead stay and have another drink. Image: Natasha Rothwell helped rewrite the lyrics Critics of the track say that lines such as, "say what's in this drink? (No cabs to be...
World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

World of Warcraft Classic: Hit game goes back to basics

Technology
The hit video game World of Warcraft (WoW) is going back to basics with the launch of WoW Classic this evening.First released in 2004, the online multi-player game has evolved and changed dramatically over the years.Many players had asked developer Blizzard Entertainment to revive the original version of the game, known as "classic" or "vanilla" WoW.While not identical to the original, WoW Classic will replicate a majority of the features from the first game.World of Warcraft is a fantasy game in which players roam the virtual world, fighting monsters and completing quests.Blizzard said some players who had been given early access to the classic version - which is released at 23:00 BST on Monday - mistakenly thought some of the o...