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Scottish singer most widely known to American music fans for “THE PERSON with the Fantastic Gun,” the music from your James Relationship film from the same name. In 1969, she received the Eurovision Music Competition representing the U.K. using the music “Growth Bang-a-Bang.” She got her begin singing using the music group Bellrocks as an adolescent. She competed within the BBC dance competition Strictly Arrive Dance in 2011. Her name is definitely Lulu Kennedy-Cairns. She was wedded to Maurice Gibb from 1969 to 1973 and John Frieda from 1977 to 1991. She and Frieda possess one child, Jordan. Her 1967 strike “The Boat WHICH I Row” was compiled by Neil Gemstone.

Quick Facts


Date Of Birth November 3, 1948
Place Of Birth Lennoxtown, Scotland
Height 1.55 m
Profession Pop Singer
Nationality British, Scottish
Spouse John Frieda, Maurice Gibb
Children Jordan Frieda
Parents Eddie Lawrie, Betty McDonald
Siblings Billy Lawrie
Star Sign Scorpio

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#Fact
1In 2014, she attended the wedding of Elton John to his husband David Furnish.
2Continues as host for her weekly self-titled BBC Radio 2 rock and roll tribute show. As a recognized world rock artist, she spotlights rockers and composers from the 1950s to the present and relates personal stories from her life and her interactions with other artists. [May 2005]
3Has a skin care line called "Time Bomb".
4A huge fan of Susan Boyle.
5Ex-sister-in-law of Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb and Andy Gibb.
6First wife of Maurice Gibb.
7Originally, her classic song "To Sir With Love" was a B-side to the song "Let's Pretend". However, when the A-side failed to chart, American disc jockeys flipped the record and began playing the B-side, which went to #1 in 1967. She is the only British artist to have a #1 single on the American charts with a song that didn't even chart in the UK.
8Lulu, Sheena Easton and Shirley Manson are all Scottish artists who have sung 007 title songs, respectively: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), For Your Eyes Only (1981) and The World Is Not Enough (1999). Ironically, none featured fellow-Scot Sean Connery as "James Bond".
9She was a guest call taker for the phone lines of the donations to The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live (2006).
10She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to entertainment.
11Son, Jordan Frieda is an actor, who appeared as "Miles Silverstone" in the ITV1 drama series, 24Seven (2001).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Doctors2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Him & Her2010TV Series performer - 1 episode
Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!!2009performer: "The Word Is Love"
Loose Women2009TV Series performer - 1 episode
Pirate Radio2009performer: "To Sir with Love" 1967
The X Factor2007-2008TV Series performer - 4 episodes
60/902008TV Series performer - 1 episode
20 to 12007TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
American Idol2007TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Home Song Stories2007performer: "Let's Pretend"
Duet Impossible2006TV Special performer: "I Heard It Through The Grape Vine"
An Audience with Take That: Live!2006TV Movie documentary performer: "Relight My Fire"
Love and Other Disasters2006performer: "Love Loves to Love Love"
The Blues2003TV Series documentary performer - 1 episode
The Anniversary Party2001performer: "Stealing My Love From Me"
EastEnders2001TV Series performer - 1 episode
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentary performer: "Relight My Fire"
The King of Queens2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Wedding Tackle2000performer: "I'm a Tiger", "Boom Banga Bang"
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?1999performer: "Big Spender"
Bleeder1999performer: "Stone Cold Dead"
Desert Blue1998"To Sir with Love"
Plump Fiction1997performer: "To Sir With Love"
This Life1997TV Series performer - 1 episode
Late Bloomers1996performer: "Oh Me Oh My I'm A Fool For You Baby"
The Wharf Rat1995TV Movie performer: "No Bridge I Wouldnt Cross", "Goodbye Baby & Amen"
Lista Top 401994TV Series performer - 1 episode
What's Love Got to Do with It1993writer: "I Don't Wanna Fight"
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19931993TV Movie performer: "Relight My Fire"
Get a Life1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
ITV Telethon1990TV Series performer - 1 episode
Nellie the Elephant1989TV Series performer: "Nellie the Elephant"
Top of the Pops1971-1986TV Series performer - 3 episodes
Aspel & Company1984TV Series performer - 1 episode
Alicja1982performer: "Love is the Answer", "Small Talk", "Face in the Mirror"
Cannon and Ball1981TV Series performer - 1 episode
Dick Emery's Comedy Hour1979TV Movie performer: "I Love to Boogie"
The Man with the Golden Gun1974performer: "The Man With The Golden Gun"
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV Series performer - 1 episode
Mister Jerico1970TV Movie performer: "Mister Jerico"
Pop Go the Sixties!1969TV Movie performer: "Boom Bang-A-Bang"
Music Scene1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV Series performer - 1 episode
The Eurovision Song Contest1969TV Special performer: "Boom Bang-a-Bang"
Hot Millions1968performer: "This Time"
Lulu's Back in Town1968TV Series performer - 2 episodes
The Red Skelton Hour1968TV Series performer - 1 episode
Beat-Club1967TV Series performer - 1 episode
To Sir, with Love1967performer: "To Sir, With Love"
Shindig!1965TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Go-Go Bigbeat1965Documentary performer: "Shout"
UK Swings Again1964Short performer: "Shout"

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Neil Diamond: Radio 2 Electric Prom2010
Heartbeat2002TV SeriesDeborah Vine
Whatever Happened to Harold Smith?1999Irene Smith
To Sir, with Love II1996TV MovieBarbara Pegg
Absolutely Fabulous1995TV SeriesVocal Talents
After 51994TV Series
Men in Love1990Lulu
Perfect Scoundrels1990TV SeriesGossamer Trouble
Nellie the Elephant1989TV SeriesNellie (voice)
The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole1987TV SeriesPauline Mole
Super Gran1985TV SeriesIsla St. Porridge
Alicja1982Alice (singing voice)
Bananas1982TV SeriesSinger
The Cherry Picker1974Nancy
Cucumber Castle1970TV MovieLulu the cook
Schlag auf Schlager1970TV Movie
Pauls Party1969TV SeriesSinger
The Red Skelton Hour1968TV SeriesGuest Vocalist
Three of a Kind1967TV SeriesVarious roles
To Sir, with Love1967Barbara 'Babs' Pegg (as 'Lulu')
Five O'Clock Funfair1965TV Series

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Dawson and Friends1977TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Summer Night Out1976TV MovieHerself
Seaside Special1975-1976TV SeriesHerself
Shang-a-Lang1975TV SeriesHerself
The Andy Stewart Show1975TV SeriesHerself
Lulu1975TV SeriesHerself - Host / Singer
Musikladen1974TV SeriesHerself
It's Lulu1970-1973TV SeriesHerself - Host / Singer
The John Denver Show1973TV SeriesHerself
The Morecambe & Wise Show1973TV SeriesHerself / Musical Guest
A Christmas Night with the Stars1968-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Harry Secombe Show1969-1972TV SeriesHerself
The Dave Cash Radio Show1972TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Singer
Monty Python's Flying Circus1972TV SeriesHerself
Film Night1972TV SeriesHerself
2Gs and the Pop People1972TV SeriesHerself
This Is Your Life1972TV Series documentaryHerself
Tarbuck's Luck1972TV SeriesHerself
Saturday Variety1972TV SeriesHerself
Engelbert with the Young Generation1972TV SeriesHerself
Die Drehscheibe1971TV SeriesSinger
Lulus Party1971TV MovieHerself - Host
Grand Prix R.T.L. International 711971TV MovieHerself - Musician
Rolf Harris Show1971TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Tom Jones and the Stuff Dreams Are Made Of1971TV MovieHerself
Nana Mouskouri1971TV SeriesHerself
The Val Doonican Show1971TV SeriesHerself
Disco1971TV SeriesHerself
This Is Tom Jones1969-1971TV Series documentaryHerself
The Ray Stevens Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The Golden Shot1967-1970TV SeriesHerself
The David Frost Show1969-1970TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Get It Together1970TV SeriesHerself
The Engelbert Humperdinck Show1970TV SeriesHerself
The John Davidson Show1970TV SeriesHerself
Lonnie1970TV SeriesHerself
Pop Go the Sixties!1969TV MovieHerself
With a Little Help from my Friends1969TV MovieHerself
Dee Time1967-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Hollywood Palace1969TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Music Scene1969TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
The Johnny Cash Show1969TV SeriesHerself
BBC Show of the Week1968-1969TV SeriesHerself
The Eurovision Song Contest1969TV SpecialHerself - United Kingdom Entry: 1st Place
Galas del sábado1969TV SeriesHerself
Happening for Lulu1968TV SeriesHerself
The Ugliest Girl in Town1968TV SeriesHerself
The Val Doonican Show1965-1968TV SeriesHerself
Omnibus1968TV Series documentaryHerself
Saturday Stars1968TV SeriesHerself
Operation: Entertainment1968TV SeriesHerself
Time for Blackburn1968TV SeriesHerself
Hold On: It's the Dave Clark Five1968TV MovieHerself
Lulu's Back in Town1968TV SeriesHerself
Showtime1968TV SeriesHerself
The Steve Allen Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Woody Woodbury Show1968TV SeriesHerself
The Joey Bishop Show1967-1968TV SeriesHerself
All Systems Freeman1968TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Juke Box Jury1964-1967TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Panelist / Herself - Panellist
The Ed Sullivan Show1967TV SeriesSinger
The Dickie Valentine Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1967TV SeriesHerself
Whistle Stop1967TV SeriesHerself - singer
The Wakey Wakey Tavern1967TV SeriesHerself
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHerself - Musician
As You Like It1967TV SeriesHerself
The Record Star Show1967TV MovieHerself
Joe & Co1967TV SeriesHerself
The Eamonn Andrews Show1967TV SeriesHerself
The Heart of Show Business1967TV MovieHerself - Performer
Ready, Steady, Go!1964-1966TV SeriesHerself
Tom Jones!1966TV SeriesHerself
Ollie and Fred's Five O'Clock Club1964-1966TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
A Tale of Two Rivers1966TV Mini-SeriesHerself
David Nixon's Comedy Bandbox1966TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Thank Your Lucky Stars1964-1966TV SeriesHerself / Themselves
Stramash!1965-1966TV SeriesHerself
A Whole Scene Going1966TV SeriesHerself
Gonks Go Beat1965Herself (as Lulu & The Luvvers)
Shindig!1965TV SeriesHerself - Singer
The Music of Lennon & McCartney1965TV Special documentaryHerself
Blackpool Night Out1965TV SeriesHerself
The British Song Festival1965TV MovieHerself
Go-Go Bigbeat1965DocumentaryHerself (as Lulu and the Luvvers)
Gadzooks! It's All Happening1965TV SeriesHerself
Discs a Go-Go1964TV SeriesHerself
The Beat Room1964TV SeriesHerself / Herself - and the Luvvers / The Luvvers / ...
The Cool Spot1964TV SeriesHerself - and The Luvvers
UK Swings Again1964ShortHerself (as Lulu and the Luvvers)
America Now2013TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Actress / Style Expert
The Talk2013TV SeriesHerself
Piers Morgan's Life Stories2012TV SeriesHerself
Absolutely Fabulous1994-2012TV SeriesHerself
Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow2011TV SeriesHerself - Audience
Loose Women2007-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Performer
Strictly Come Dancing2011TV SeriesHerself - Contestant / Herself
Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two2010-2011TV Series documentaryHerself
Sir Jimmy Savile: As It Happened2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Chris Moyles Quiz Night2011TV SeriesHerself
Daybreak2011TV SeriesHerself
Eurovision Song Contest: Your Country Needs Blue2011TV Movie documentaryHerself
Let's Dance for Sport Relief2011TV SeriesHerself
Rewind the 60s2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself - Presenter
30 Years of 'An Audience With...'2010TV Series documentaryHerself
Trinny & Susannah: From Boom to Bust2010TV SeriesHerself
The 5 O'Clock Show2010TV SeriesHerself
The One Show2008-2010TV SeriesHerself - Guest / Herself
The Royal Variety Performance 20092009TV MovieHerself - Performer
Afternoon: Live with Kay Burley2009TV SeriesHerself
Live from Studio Five2009TV SeriesHerself
Breakfast2002-2009TV SeriesHerself
Britain's Got More Talent2009TV SeriesHerself
Queens of British Pop2009TV SeriesHerself
Eurovision: Your Country Needs You2009TV SeriesHerself
Sex Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll: The 60s Revealed2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The Xtra Factor2008TV SeriesHerself
Gok's Fashion Fix2008TV Series documentaryHerself
The Sunday Night Project2008TV SeriesHerself
Happy Birthday Brucie!2008TV Movie documentaryHerself (as Lulu OBE)
Brit Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
Jools's Annual Hootenanny2007TV SeriesHerself
Kenny Everett: Licence to Laugh2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
The New Paul O'Grady Show2004-2007TV SeriesHerself
Perfect Night In2007TV Series documentaryHerself
Happy Birthday Elton! From Madison Square Garden, New York2007TV MovieHerself
American Idol2007TV SeriesHerself - Guest Performer / Herself
My Music: Movie Songs2007TV MovieHerself
My Music: The British Beat2007TV MovieHerself
Duet Impossible2006TV SpecialHerself - Performer
An Audience with Take That: Live!2006TV Movie documentaryHerself - Special Guest
James Bond's Greatest Hits2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man2006DocumentaryHerself
Take That: The Ultimate Tour2006Video documentaryPerformer
Saturday Night with Miriam2006TV SeriesHerself
The Prince's Trust 30th Birthday: Live2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Davina2006TV SeriesHerself
All Time Greatest Movie Songs2006TV MovieHerself
Just the Two of Us2006TV SeriesJudge
Graham Norton's Bigger Picture2006TV SeriesHerself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway2005TV SeriesHerself
This Morning1994-2005TV SeriesHerself
The World's Greatest Gigs2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Richard & Judy2004-2005TV SeriesHerself
Out of Africa: Heroes and Icons2005TV Movie documentaryHerself
Nigella2005TV SeriesHerself
The Late Late Show2004TV SeriesHerself
MOBO Awards 20042004TV SpecialHerself
Kelly2003-2004TV SeriesHerself
The Best of 'So Graham Norton'2004VideoHerself
EastEnders: Christmas Party2003TV MoviePerformer / Herself
The Christmas Show2003TV Series documentaryHerself
Children in Need1994-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Terry and Gaby Show2003TV SeriesHerself
GMTV2002-2003TV SeriesHerself
The Blues2003TV Series documentaryHerself
What Not to Wear on the Red Carpet2003TV Special documentaryHerself
Brit Awards 20032003TV SpecialHerself
The Kumars at No. 422003TV SeriesHerself
James Bond: A BAFTA Tribute2002TV Movie documentaryHerself
V Graham Norton2002TV SeriesHerself
Cable TV2002TV SeriesHerself
Parkinson2000-2002TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Lulu2002TV MovieHerself
The Best of Music Flashback Television Shows: Featuring Music Scene and Hullabaloo2001Video documentary shortHerself
The Way They Were: Rock & Pop Special2001TV SpecialHerself
Top Ten2001TV Series documentaryHerself
So Graham Norton2001TV SeriesHerself
An Audience with Des O'Connor2001TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Top of the Pops: The True Story2001TV Movie documentaryHerself
Steps Into Summer2000TV MovieHerself
Top of the Pops1964-2000TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Presenter / Take Your Mama For A Ride / ...
TFI Friday2000TV SeriesHerself
Definitely Dusty1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Red Alert with the National Lottery1999TV SeriesHost
Elton John: With a Little Help from My Friends1999TV Movie documentaryHerself
Late Lunch1998TV SeriesHerself
Clive James on TV1998TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Absolutely Fabulous: Absolutely Not!1997VideoHerself
French and Saunders1988-1996TV SeriesHerself
Take That: Hometown - Live at Manchester G-Mex1995VideoHerself - Performer
The Royal Variety Performance1994TV MovieHerself
The National Lottery1994TV SeriesPresenter
Michael Ball1994TV SeriesHerself
Home Truths1994TV SeriesHerself
Clive Anderson Talks Back1993TV SeriesHerself
The Hypnotic World of Paul McKenna1993TV SeriesHerself
Wogan1993TV SeriesHerself
Smash Hits Poll Winners Party 19931993TV MovieHerself
ITV Telethon1990TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Summertime Special1988TV SeriesHerself
The Dame Edna Experience1987TV SeriesHerself
The Last Resort1987TV SeriesHerself
Aspel & Company1984-1987TV SeriesHerself
A Royal Night of One Hundred Stars1985TV SpecialHerself - Singer
Entertainment Express1984TV SeriesHerself
The Kenny Everett Television Show1982-1984TV SeriesHerself
Pop Quiz1984TV SeriesHerself
Some You Win1984TV SeriesHerself
The Keith Harris Show1984TV SeriesHerself
Live from Her Majesty's1984TV SeriesHerself
Ready Steady Go, Volume 11983DocumentaryHerself
Knees-Up1983TV SeriesHerself
Forsyth's Follies1983TV MovieHerself
Secombe with Music1982TV SeriesHerself
The American Music Awards1982TV SpecialHerself
An Audience with Dudley Moore1981TV MovieHerself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Punchlines!1981TV SeriesHerself
Let's Rock1981TV SeriesHerself
Cannon and Ball1981TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Lena1981TV SeriesHerself
The Big Time1980TV Series documentaryHerself
Blankety Blank1979TV SeriesHerself
The Shirley Bassey Show1979TV SeriesHerself
Dick Emery's Comedy Hour1979TV MovieHerself - Musical Guest
Out with the Old, in with the New1978TV MovieHerself
The Basil Brush Show1976-1978TV SeriesHerself
Get It Together1978TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Les Dawson Show1978TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond2014TV Movie documentaryHerself
... Sings James Bond2012TV MovieHerself - The Man with the Golden Gun
David Bowie & the Story of Ziggy Stardust2012TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHerself - Singer
Eurofestival2010Documentary
60/902008TV SeriesHerself
A Bucket o' French & Saunders2007TV Series
20 to 12007TV Series documentaryHerself
Boom Bang-a-Bang! 50 Years of Eurovision2006TV Movie documentaryHerself
Favouritism2005TV SeriesHerself
Tour d'Eurovision2005TV MovieHerself - United Kingdom Entry
Not Another Eurovision Song Contest2002TV ShortHerself (uncredited)
Boom Boom! The Best of the Original Basil Brush Show2001VideoHerself
Brit Girls1997TV Series documentaryHerself
Hoe win ik het songfestival1996TV MovieHerself - United Kingdom Entry
In the Best Possible Taste: A Tribute to Kenny Everett1995TV Movie documentaryLady in Adultery Sketch (uncredited)
Women in Rock1986Video documentaryHerself
Disco1971TV SeriesSinger

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest Supporting ActressWhatever Happened to Harold Smith? (1999)


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#Quote
1I do sit on the fence on this one. If those who live in Scotland want independence then why shouldn't they have it? However, one of my mottos for life in general is 'united we stand and divided fall'. As a human race I can't help thinking we are stronger together.
2I do have to say that I have always had angels on my shoulders.
3I've learned that you should eat breakfast like a queen, lunch like a princess and dinner like a pauper.
4[on Benedict Cumberbatch] He's a great speaker.
5I'm not great on history but I do love our Royals.
6[on Elton John's Brits Icon award] Only The Rolling Stones, The Beatles and Elvis [Elvis Presley] are at the top with him. So it's perfectly fitting he should get the first Icon award.
7Its hard to do the work if you don't have the right people around you.
8[on Susan Boyle] She has a rare, wee voice.
9I liked her strength. I thought she was a very strong leader, like a strong headmistress in a school. (On Margaret Thatcher)
10If you are a woman, expensive shoes are always a bad buy. You never use them enough to justify the cost.
11On the two occasions I've been married our finances were meshed together. We had separate bank accounts, but also a joint bank account.Would I do it all differently if I got married again? I don't think I would get married again, but I suppose I should never say "never". I think I would do it differently because I now realise I was looking for a husband to be able to take responsibility for me. I've learnt to do that myself - the dream is unrealistic.
12I'm not a natural saver. My mother used to take things to the pawnshop and my father never saved a day in his life so there was no example for me. They were unsophisticated and I had to learn to fend for myself. I've always made sure I've taken good advice.
13Fear is unreasonable and sometimes it creeps up on you. I'm not a rich woman, I would say I'm comfortable, but I've heard rich people say they remain conscious of money because of their upbringing so maybe it stays with you forever. I don't think money makes anyone happy, but it gives you a freedom of choice. I have finally realised that I don't have to tour unless I want to.
14I was raised in a flat in central Glasgow. I don't like to call the area a slum because I have an aversion to that word, but perhaps I'm being a bit oversensitive. My mother was very proud and everything in our tiny home was spotlessly clean and we had good blinds and nice furniture, but we never really had any money.It was a huge issue for my mother and she used to hide wads of cash under the carpet and kitchen lino. We didn't move very often, but whenever we did we would lift the carpets and lino to take with us and we'd always find money under there. My mum was definitely a worrier and she left little sums of money to each one of us children, which was heartbreaking considering she'd never had anything.For the first 25 years of my career I found it very difficult to refuse work - I emerged from my childhood with a good work ethic, but only because I was fuelled by the fear of not having enough.
15Botox - hasn't everyone had it? It's a poison, but then so is chocolate.

#Trademark
1Opening of her classic hit, Shout ("Weeeeeeeeeeeell...")

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