WWII-Era Singer Tops UK Music Charts
By JENNIFER QUINN,
AP

LONDON (Sept. 14) – At age 92, Dame Vera Lynn has beaten the Arctic Monkeys and even the Beatles to capture the No. 1 record in Britain.

The singer who 70 years ago recorded an evocative reminder of home for British soldiers fighting far away on Monday became the oldest living artist to have a No. 1 record in Britain when her album “We’ll Meet Again — The Very Best of Vera Lynn” took the top spot.

This week’s British album charts were a veritable trip down memory lane — the Beatles had 17 records in the top 100, thanks mainly to the release last week of their remastered albums. Michael Jackson had five appearances in the top 100.

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