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Lulu: Something to Shout About

Lulu arrived on Top Of The Pops in 1964 with her raucous, belting rendition of Shout when she was just 15 years old. She is the only female artist who has had a UK Top 20 hit in every one of the last five decades.

It's been over 50 years since her first public performance as a schoolgirl in Scotland, named Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie. Since then, she's notched up 66 singles and 21 albums. She's enjoyed No.1 hits on both sides of the Atlantic, and also won a Eurovision Song Contest.

Here, Lulu opens the doors to her life - looking back across five decades at her remarkable career. This is also very much the story of Lulu now - following her into the studio with Jools Holland; rehearsing for shows; choreographing new dance routines; and exclusive access as Lulu prepares and performs for a huge concert on the banks of the River Clyde in her old home town of Glasgow.

This fascinating story of an unparalleled life in show business features contributions from Elton John, Kylie Minogue, Cliff Richard, Robin Gibb, Barry Manilow, Bobby Womack and Jools Holland, along with family members, such as Lulu's brother and sister.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sun 2 Oct 2016 23:30


Role Contributor
ProducerBob Smeaton
DirectorBob Smeaton
Executive ProducerDavid Upshal
ParticipantElton John
ParticipantKylie Minogue
ParticipantCliff Richard
ParticipantRobin Gibb
ParticipantBarry Manilow
ParticipantBobby Womack
ParticipantMelanie Chisholm
ParticipantJools Holland
ParticipantTony King
ParticipantDon Black

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