Lulu (singer)

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Lulu Kennedy-Cairns CBE (born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie; 3 November 1948) is a Scottish singer, actress, and television personality.

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Lulu at the opening of Scotland House in London, 2012
Lulu at the opening of Scotland House in London, 2012
Background information
Birth nameMarie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie
Also known asLulu Kennedy-Cairns
Born (1948-11-03) 3 November 1948 (age 74)
Lennoxtown, Stirlingshire, Scotland
OriginGlasgow, Scotland
  • Singer
  • actress
  • television personality
Years active1964–present
(m. 1969; div. 1973)

John Frieda
(m. 1977; div. 1991) Edit this at Wikidata

Noted for her powerful singing voice,[1] Lulu began her career in the UK but soon became known internationally. She had major chart hits with "To Sir with Love" from the 1967 film of the same name, which topped the Billboard Hot 100, and with the title song to the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. In European countries, she is also widely known for the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 winning entry "Boom Bang-a-Bang", and for her 1964 hit "Shout", which she performed at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.