Lulu’s Glasgow in 6 pictures: The places that made the pop star world famous
Lulu left Glasgow for London when she was 15 years old but still considers the city home
Lulu recently celebrated her 75th birthday having first shot to fame during the early sixties when she was signed to Decca Records at the age of 15 when she released her version of the Isley Brothers’ “Shout” which peaked at number seven in the UK charts.
She would go on to win the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest five years later with the tune “Boom Bang-a-Bang” and also have major chart success with the title song for the 1974 James Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun. It wouldn’t be until later in her career that she would score her first UK number one hit as she guested on a cover version of Dan Hartman’s “Relight My Fire” with boy band Take That.
Although Lulu moved away from Glasgow at an early age, the city can still claim her as one of their own with the singer still feeling connected to Glasgow saying: “I always love going back to Glasgow because I think of it always being my home.”