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Mostly Credited As: Lulu
Sometimes Credited As: Lulu & The Luvvers
Lulu and the Luvvers
Lulu OBE
Lulu Kennedy-Cairns

Birth Name: Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Date Of Birth: November 03, 1948 (Age 67)
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Glasgow, Scotland


Born in Glasgow in 1948, as a teenager she toured the northern clubs with her band the Luvvers. After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in To Sir, with Love (1967) starring Sidney Poitier and performed the title song which went to No. 1 in the US, but was only released as a B-side in the UK with the A-side, "Let's Pretend", making #11. She was one of four joint winners of the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest with "Boom Bang-a-Bang". In 1969, she married the Bee Gee, Maurice Gibb, and moved more into family entertainment, building on the success of her self-titled BBC television show. After her divorce, she collaborated with David Bowie on the song "The Man Who Sold The World", which reached #3 in the UK charts, and sang the title theme to the James Bond feature The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), both in 1974.

After marriage to celebrity hairdresser John Frieda, with whom she had one son, Jordan, Lulu's career moved more into occasional adverts and pantomimes. The 1990s saw her divorce again, and in 1993 she released the hit album "Independence". Along with her brother, she also penned the song, "I Don't Wanna Fight", which was performed by Tina Turner on the soundtrack to What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), and aged 44, she finally topped the UK charts with British boyband Take That with a cover of "Relight My Fire". She went on to contribute to the soundtrack of the Time Rice/Elton John musical 'Aida' in 1999, front her own short-lived prime-time UK lottery show on BBC TV, "Red Alert with the National Lottery" (1999), and starred in the film Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999). In 2002, she released an album of duets entitled "Together", featuring the likes of Paul McCartney, Elton John, Cliff Richard, Sting and Ronan Keating, along with a best-selling autobiography. In 2003, she released her "Greatest Hits" album, which débuted at #35 in the UK charts.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Rewind The 60s (2010)As: Presenter
Just the Two of Us (2006)As: Herself (Judge - Series 1)
Strictly Come Dancing (2004)As: Herself (Contestant Series 9, 5th Eliminated)
Red Alert with The National Lottery (1999)As: Host
The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (1985)As: Pauline Mole (Series 2)
The Ray Stevens Show (1970)As: Herself
Episode Cast Credits 

The One Show (2006) 
  June 5, 2015 09x201: (Jun/05/2015) As Herself 
  March 26, 2015 09x150: (Mar/26/2015) As Herself 
  July 22, 2014 08x231: (Jul/22/2014) As Herself 
  May 11, 2010 04x206: (May/11/2010) As Herself 

This Morning (1988) 
  April 16, 2015 27x152: (Apr/16/2015) As Herself 
  March 5, 2010 22x127: (Mar/05/2010) As Herself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 5, Show 100 05x100: (Jan/23/2015) As Herself 
  Series 5, Show 31 05x31: (Oct/14/2014) As Herself 
  Series 3, Show 216 03x216: (Jul/10/2013) As Herself 
  Series 3, Show 133 03x133: (Mar/15/2013) As Herself 

The Alan Titchmarsh Show (2007) 
  Series 15, Episode 47 15x47: (Nov/11/2014) As Herself 
  Series 6, Episode 48 06x48: (Mar/17/2010) As Herself 

Stand Up To Cancer (2012) 
  Stand Up To Cancer 2014 02x10: (Oct/17/2014) As Herself (Scottish Power Sketch) 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 3, 2014 15x276: (Oct/03/2014) As Herself 
  July 23, 2014 15x204: (Jul/23/2014) As Herself 
  November 8, 2011 12x312: (Nov/08/2011) As Herself 
  October 14, 2011 12x287: (Oct/14/2011) As Herself 

The 2014 Commonwealth Games (2014) 
  Closing Ceremony 01x108: (Aug/03/2014) As Herself, [Musical Guests]

The Talk (2010) 
  Season 3, Episode 138 03x138: (Apr/03/2013) As Herself (Beauty Expert), [Featuring]

Piers Morgan's Life Stories (2009) 
  Lulu 07x06: (May/18/2012) As Herself 

Absolutely Fabulous (1992) 
  Job (Jan/01/2012) As Herself 
  Fear (1) 03x05: (May/04/1995) As Herself 
  New Best Friend 02x04: (Feb/24/1994) As Herself 

Text Santa (2011) 
  Text Santa 2011 01x02: (Dec/24/2011) As Herself 

Loose Women (1999) 
  Series 16, Show 78 16x78: (Dec/21/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Series 15, Show 121 15x121: (Mar/02/2011) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Series 15, Show 3 15x03: (Sep/08/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Series 14, Show 147 14x147: (Apr/02/2010) As Herself, [Interviewees]

Chris Moyles Quiz Night (2009) 
  Cuba Gooding Jnr, Kevin Bridges, Lulu 04x04: (Aug/05/2011) As Herself 

Celebrity Juice (2008) 
  Chris Moyles, Keith Duffy, Shane Lynch, Lulu 05x14: (May/12/2011) As Herself, [Special Guest Stars]

Let's Dance for Comic Relief (2009) 
  Series 3, Episode 2 03x02: (Feb/26/2011) As Herself 

An Audience With... (1980) 
  30 Years of An Audience With... (2) 01x52: (Jul/24/2010) As Herself 

The 5 O'Clock Show (2010) 
  Series 1, Show 4 01x04: (Jun/03/2010) As Herself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 5 01x05: (Sep/18/2009) As Herself 

GMTV (1993) 
  September 15, 2009 17x258: (Sep/15/2009) As Herself 

The Hour (2009) (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 49 01x49: (Jul/31/2009) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 48 01x48: (Jul/30/2009) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 47 01x47: (Jul/29/2009) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 46 01x46: (Jul/28/2009) As Herself 

The Friday Night Project (2005) 
  Boyzone 07x04: (Jun/29/2008) As Herself 

Jools' Annual Hootenanny (1994) 
  2007 01x15: (Dec/31/2007) As Herself 
  2003 01x11: (Dec/31/2003) As Herself 

The New Paul O'Grady Show (2006) 
  Series 4, Show 28 04x28: (Oct/24/2007) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 39 01x39: (May/18/2006) As Herself 

American Idol (2002) 
  One Voted Off Live 06x23: (Mar/21/2007) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Top 11 Finalists Perform 06x22: (Mar/20/2007) As Herself (Guest Coach) 

Davina (2006) 
  Episode 7 01x07: (Apr/05/2006) As Herself 

The Paul O'Grady Show (2004) 
  Series 3, Show 66 03x66: (Dec/12/2005) As Herself 
  Series 1, Show 6 01x06: (Oct/18/2004) As Herself 

Heartbeat (1992) 
  Harmony 12x05: (Nov/10/2002) As Deborah 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Peter Kay, Bob Monkhouse, Lulu 08x04: (Oct/19/2002) As Herself, [Interviewees]
  Lulu, Vanessa Feltz 03x07: (Mar/03/2000) As Herself, [Interviewees]

V Graham Norton (2002) 
  Series 1, Show 9 01x09: (May/16/2002) As Herself 

Fully Booked (1995) 
  Series 5, Show 4 05x04: (May/16/1999) As Herself 

Pebble Mill At One (1972) 
  October 21, 1985 15x26: (Oct/21/1985) As Herself 

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981) 
  The Kenny Everett Christmas Show 1984 (Dec/27/1984) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  1982 Special (Dec/28/1982) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]
  Series 1, Show 8 01x09: (Apr/15/1982) As Herself, [Musical Guests]
  Series 1, Show 7 01x08: (Apr/08/1982) As Various, [Special Guest Stars]

Breakfast Time (UK) (1983) 
  Episode 246 01x246: (Dec/23/1983) As Herself 

Summertime Special (1981) 
  Eastbourne, Show 7 02x07: (Sep/04/1982) As Herself 

American Bandstand (1957) 
  Carl Carlton / Lulu 25x14: (Feb/13/1982) As Herself 

This Is Tom Jones (1969) 
  Episode #3.15 03x15: (Jan/08/1971) As Herself 
  Episode #2.20 02x20: (Feb/12/1970) As Herself 
  Episode #1.3 01x03: (Feb/21/1969) As Herself 

The Don Knotts Show (1970) 
  Season 1, Episode 13 01x13: (Dec/29/1970) As Herself 

The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969) 
  Tony Randall, Lulu 02x19: (Feb/08/1970) As Herself 

The Hollywood Palace (1964) 
  Host: Anthony Newley / Lulu / Dyan Cannon 07x08: (Dec/06/1969) As Herself 

The Johnny Cash Show (1969) 
  Season 1, Episode 11 01x11: (Aug/23/1969) As Herself 

Top Of The Pops (UK) (1964) 
  March 6, 1969 06x10: (Mar/06/1969) As Herself 
  8 July 1965 02x28: (Jul/08/1965) As Herself 
  22 April 1965 02x16: (Apr/22/1965) As Herself 
  10 June 1964 01x24: (Jun/10/1964) As Herself (as Lulu & The Luvvers) 

The Ugliest Girl in Town (1968) 
  Popped Star 01x10: (Dec/05/1968) As Herself 

The Ed Sullivan Show (1948) 
  Mike Douglas, Eddie Fisher 21x07: (Oct/22/1967) As Herself 

Beat-Club (1965) 
  The Kinks / Lulu / Cat Stevens / Small Faces / P.P. Arnold 02x10: (Jun/24/1967) As Herself 

Ready Steady Go! (1963) 
  Ready Steady GOES! (final show) 04x17: (Dec/23/1966) As Herself 
  RSG! The New Year Starts Here! (1966 New Years Show) 03x18: (Dec/31/1965) As Herself 
  Marianne Faithfull; Lulu; Manfred Mann; Wayne Fontana 02x41: (Jun/11/1965) As Herself 
  John Lee Hooker; Lulu; Keith Powell 02x05: (Oct/02/1964) As Herself 
Featured Songs

American Idol Songs:
One Voted Off Live + To Sir With Love 

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