Today in Music History: October 21, 1967
LuLu Famed charismatic singer Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on November 3, 1948, in Glasgow, Scotland. Growing up, she was the eldest of four and resided in a two-room tenement in Lennoxtown. At age 15, she had already become a singing sensation. Lulu went on to become best known in the United States for her performance of the song "To Sir With Love," which was featured in the 1967 film of the same name, starring Sidney Poitier. She continues to perform still to this day on solo projects, as well as in collaborative efforts—and has also tackled endeavors in film and books, and on TV and the stage.
1967 Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film 'To Sir With Love'. The song was also Billboard's single of the year for 1967. Lulu performed this song on The Ed Sullivan Show on October 22, 1967, which was the day after hit #1 in America.
And the music goes on beating to the rhythm of the changing times...