Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, known as Lulu, was born on November 3, 1948 in Lennoxtown. She is the English singer and actress, winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1969. Lulu debuted on the scene at 15, accompanied by the group “The Luvvers”. Since 1965, she performs independently. Since that time, Lulu actively starred in television movies. In particular, in 1967, Lulu played with Sidney Poitier in “To Sir, with Love”. The track from the film led the US Billboard Hot 100 during 5 weeks.
In 1969, Lulu presented Great Britain at the Eurovision where she sang “Boom Bang-A-Bang”. In 1974, she appeared among the Top 10 of the British charts with the track “Take Your Mama For A Ride”. Then she made the song for James Bond’s “The Man with the Golden Gun.”
In the Top
In the 1990s, Lulu returns to the charts’ top with the song made with the group “Take That”. In 2002, the duo released a disc created with P. McCartney and John E.
She got married to Maurice Gibb from the team “Bee Gees”.
In 1980, in addition to participation in endless television projects, Lulu also repeatedly appeared in the rock 'n' roll show at ATV, 'Oh Boy'. Simultaneously with the series, she wrote down a new disc – “The Very Best Of Lulu”. All the best songs of the 60s - 70s together with some new tracks were included in it.
In 2003, Lulu released her autobiography.
As to the personal achievements, Lulu's career got a new dimension, when in June 2000 she was honored the Order of the British Empire for her activity in the entertainment sphere. Also, in December 2000, she got a Doctor of Music Degree at the University of Westminster.
Lulu now remains an international star for the fourth decade and released her latest disc “Making Life Rhyme” (2015).