#VinylRecordDay and my WW2 romance “Christmas Once Again”
When a soldier found some quiet time during World War 2 to read a letter from his girl back home, most likely he was humming his favorite tune . . . a romantic melody they danced to . . . fell in love to . . . and kissed under the moonlight to on his last furlough home.
Big bands ruled the radio waves, but vinyl records of those romantic tunes were played in USO canteens and community center dances and anywhere soldiers could find a piece of home overseas.
So on VINYL RECORD DAY I want to remember those tunes and the soldiers and their sweethearts. I’ve put together some favorites from my sheet music collection from World War 2.
And now for our quiz question. What was the number one tune on the charts in August 1943?
(hint: it’s one of the pieces of sheet music in my graphic)
Exciting news re: my holiday Women’s Fiction novel CHRISTMAS ONCE AGAIN — release day is October 10th!
On a cold December day in 1955, I got on a train to go back home for Christmas.
This is the story of what happened when I got off that train.
Christmas Once Again:
Answer: YOU’LL NEVER KNOW by Dick Haymes and the Song Spinners.
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