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Lale Anderson (born March 23, 1905 in Bremerhaven, Germany – died August 29, 1972 in Vienna, Austria) was a German singer and songwriter, who is best known for being the first ever artist to record the song "Lili Marleen" on August 1, 1939 (originally titled "Lied Eines Jungen Wachtpostens"). Anderson initially only sold 700 copies of her recording. The song became tremendously popular on both sides of the front during…

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  • radio Belgrade played Lale Andersens' song :Lili Marleen" for over 500 consecutive days until Feb. 1942 when radio Belgrade shut down for 3 days following the surrender of the Germans at Stalingrad.
  • wow, i didnt know that radio beograd was responsible for lili marleen's huge popularity during the war.
  • Unvergessen das Lied.Nur hoffentlich kommt die Zeit (1933-45) nie wieder.
  • Lili Marleen war das Lied unseres Zuges damals bei der Bundeswehr, da werden Erinnerungen wach!
  • To old to rock`n roll to young to die.
  • Schöne Kindheitserinnerungen. Mein Opa hörte sie mit Vorliebe.

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