http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/music-news Read this today, and thought good on Dame Vera. If this has been done already, apologies. Anyway, see what you think. Dame Vera... "All I wanted to do was to help the boys. When I went to see them I lived just like they did, in grass huts with buckets of water instead of facilities." Hard to imagine (someone) doing that now. Is she surprised by the lack of public support famous musicians ..........are prepared to offer the troops now, scared, perhaps, to take a view in a politicised war? "I am," she nods sadly. "I don't know why it is that they don't do more and I don't think any young stars are writing songs for them either". "When you're on the front line, you need to know that you are not being forgotten, but that means going out to wherever the war is." Fame, in her view, comes with its own responsibilities. "It is your duty, part of the business, to take on the tough stuff otherwise you have no right to be in this business". ....""You can't have it all one way â be on the telly and the radio and make lots of money â and not offer anything to your followers when they need you." "But today's cult of celebrity, she fears, now means that "so many go into the business just to be famous, not because they are passionate about their craft". They don't pull their punches, these veterans, do they. Reminds me of Floyd, when asked about celebrity Chefs, but we won't get in to that again.