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Anne Shelton
Birth: Nov. 10, 1923
Death: Jul. 31, 1994

Singer. Born Patricia Jacqueline Sibley in Dulwich, London, to William and Lamatana, Patricia Sibley. As a girl she attended the local convent in Forest Hill. Anne commenced her singing career at the age of 13. Having successfully auditioned for Bert Ambrose, she gained her own solo recording contract in 1943. Her first broadcast was from the Mayfair Hotel. She remained with Ambrose for six years. She performed at military bases in Britain during World War II. Her radio programme, Calling Malta, was broadcast from 1942 to 1947. In 1944, she was invited by Glenn Miller to sing in France with him and his orchestra. She declined because of prior commitments. Anne appeared with Bing Crosby on the Variety Bandbox radio programme. In 1948 she recorded "If You Ever Fall in Love Again", written by Irish songwriter Dick Farrelly, who is best remembered for his song "Isle of Innisfree", which Anne also recorded. Her songs "Galway Bay" and "Be Mine" were popular in the United States in 1949, and she toured there in 1951. On the 21st September 1956. Annes most famous song 'Lay Down Your Arms' reached number one in the UK charts. Based on a Swedish melody, it stayed there for 4 weeks keeping stars such as Elvis off the top spot. During the 'fifties and 'sixties Anne toured all over the Continent. Four or five times a year she would go to Holland, one of her favourite countries, to broadcast programmes. It was during a concert tour given to troops onboard a ship that she met entertainments officer, Lieut.-Commander David Reid. After disembarking, David and Anne found themselves on the same train, they married in 1958. Anne's last performance was on 27th July 1994 for the Not Forgotten Association at Buckingham Palace. The other artisits included Bobby Crush, Faith Brown, Ray Alan and Frankie Vaughan. Anne's husband died in June 1990, the year in which she was awarded the OBE for her valuable work to charities, especially the Not Forgotten Association. Anne herself died in Herstmonceux, Sussex at the age of 70 from a heart attack. (bio by: Shock) 
Camberwell Cemetery and Crematorium
London Borough of Southwark
Greater London, England
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