During the Second World War, Dora Bryan entertained the troops with ENSA (Every Night Something Awful according to the unofficial acronym), but it was not until 1955 that she recorded her first single, "Why Did You Call Me Lily?" from The Water Gipsies
in which she had starred. In the 1960s she would record "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend
" and her biggest song – dare one use the word hit? - "All I Want For Christmas Is A Beatle
Music-wise, that was as good as things got, although she continued her stage and film career. She also appeared in many TV series.