Vera Lynn holds off Beatles to top chart

Paul Williams

At 92, Lynn becomes by far the oldest artist to have a number one album, beating former record-holder Bob Dylan, who was a mere stripling of 67 when his album Together Through Life topped the chart in May.

One track not on Lynn's album is her unlikely cover of the song Good Night, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, which she released as a single on Columbia in 1969. The original, with a suitably sleepy vocal from Ringo Starr, ...

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