Born Marie MacDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on the 3rd of November 1948, in Lennox Castle, Glasgow, Lulu is , unfortunately, a showbiz survivor.
As a 15-year-old Lulu came to prominence with a version of the Isley Brother s' 'Shout' in 1964. A good cover version, she has managed to survive on the coat tails of that success for thirty five years.
Along the way there have been some remarkably bad records, most notably I'm a Tiger and the brilliantly awful Boom Bang a Bang which tied for 1st place in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Any credibility gained by having David Bowie produce and arrange a hit version of 'The Man Who Sold The World was forfeited when she married Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees (the one who looked like a hairdresser).
Sporadic TV appearances in vacuous lowest-common-denominator, "entertainment" shows, occasional sightings on the couches of daytime TV studios and the inevitable Hello magazine articles all conspire to maintain Lulu's status as a mini-celeb.