You probably remember her singing the title tune from the movie To Sir, With Love. Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie, better known as Lulu, has been around for over fifty years and still performs regularly in the UK. Her first hit record, the Isley Brothers’ “Shout,” was recorded when she was just fifteen (it’s our first song today) and reached #7 on the British charts (#94 on the Billboard Hot 100) in 1964. Her biggest hit in the US was “To Sir, With Love”; it reached #1 in both the US and Canada in 1967. She had limited success in the US after that, although her 1969 hit, “Oh Me Oh My (I’m A Fool For You, Baby)” reached #22 on the Hot 100; it’s our second song today. She also provided the theme for the James Bond movie The Man With The Golden Gun in 1974, though it wasn’t released as a single.
Lulu took a hiatus from recording in the late 1970’s, but has been recording pretty regularly since then. Check her website, which tells us that her latest album, Making Life Rhyme, was released on April 13. There you can find links to her social media presence (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Spotify).
Lulu, your Two for Tuesday, May 26, 2015.