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Quiz about A Lulu of a Singer
Quiz about A Lulu of a Singer

A Lulu of a Singer Trivia Quiz


A recording star in her teens, Lulu has had a career lasting over half a century.

A multiple-choice quiz by dellastreet. Estimated time: 4 mins.
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Author
dellastreet
Time
4 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
407,268
Updated
May 02 22
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
7 / 10
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Question 1 of 10
1. Lulu was born in 1948. In which city did she grow up? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Lulu acquired her stage name at the age of 14. What was its origin? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. A 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier as a teacher provided Lulu with both an acting role and a transatlantic hit record. What was it called? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. At the age of 20 Lulu married a Bee Gee. Which Gibb brother became her husband? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. The 1969 Eurovision Song Contest ended controversially. Which song did Lulu sing there? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. In 1974 Lulu recorded the theme song for a "James Bond" movie. Which film, starring Roger Moore, was this? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Lulu's second husband was a celebrity hairdresser. Who was he? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. In 1993 Lulu finally topped the UK singles chart, but as a guest vocalist rather than a solo artist. Which "boy band" did she assist with "Relight My Fire"? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Lulu first released an autobiography in 1985. A second autobiography, published in 2002, took its name from a song that Lulu co-wrote and Tina Turner recorded - what was it called? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. In 2017 Lulu took part in the BBC TV show "Who Do Think You Are?", an experience that deeply affected her. What change did she make in her life following this? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Lulu was born in 1948. In which city did she grow up?

Answer: Glasgow

The eldest of four children, Lulu, born Marie Lawrie, spent her early years in Dennistoun, Glasgow. Already an experienced performer, at 14 she joined a group called the Gleneagles and was performing with them at the city's Lindella Club when she was discovered by Marion Massey, a London agent whose brother owned the club.
2. Lulu acquired her stage name at the age of 14. What was its origin?

Answer: She was "a lulu of a kid".

On seeing the 14 year old Marie Lawrie, future manager Marion Massey described her as "a lulu of a kid". Lulu left Glasgow for London, where she initially lived with Massey's parents. When she was 15, she and the Gleneagles, renamed the Luvvers, had a top 10 hit with "Shout", an Isley Brothers song that has been associated with her ever since. Marion Massey guided Lulu's career for 25 years.
3. A 1967 film starring Sidney Poitier as a teacher provided Lulu with both an acting role and a transatlantic hit record. What was it called?

Answer: To Sir with Love

Sidney Poitier starred as Mark Thackeray, an immigrant from British Guiana teaching in a tough East London school, and Lulu played Barbara Pegg, one of his pupils. The title song, composed by Mark London with words by Don Black, topped the Billboard Top 100 for five weeks, becoming the top-selling US single of 1967 and making Lulu the first Scottish solo artist to top the American charts. Ironically in Britain it was only released as a B-side to "Let's Pretend", which peaked at number 11 in the charts.
4. At the age of 20 Lulu married a Bee Gee. Which Gibb brother became her husband?

Answer: Maurice Gibb

Lulu married 19-year-old Maurice Gibb in February 1969, the couple postponing their honeymoon so that she could take part in the Eurovision Song Contest. They divorced in 1973.
5. The 1969 Eurovision Song Contest ended controversially. Which song did Lulu sing there?

Answer: Boom Bang-a-Bang

Lulu became the UK's second winner of the competition. Unfortunately that year's contest ended in an unbreakable four-way tie with France, the Netherlands and Spain and the rules had to be changed to prevent that happening again.

Although Lulu disliked the song, it became her greatest UK solo hit, peaking at number two in the charts. Six songs had been featured on Lulu's Saturday evening TV show and "Boom Bang-a-Bang" beat the others in a viewers' vote. "I Can't Go On", the song that came sixth, was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. "Puppet on a String" and "Knock Knock Who's There" were British Eurovision entries sung by Sandie Shaw and Mary Hopkin respectively.
6. In 1974 Lulu recorded the theme song for a "James Bond" movie. Which film, starring Roger Moore, was this?

Answer: The Man with the Golden Gun

"The Man with the Golden Gun" is assassin, Francisco Scaramanga, played by Christopher Lee, who charges one million dollars a hit. On receiving a gold bullet, indicating that he will be the next victim, Bond goes in pursuit of Scaramanga and the Solar Interceptor, a potential solution to the 1970's energy crisis. Very loosely based on Ian Fleming's last, posthumously published novel, the film was relatively unsuccessful.

The title song was composed by John Barry with words by Don Black and was notable for its suggestive lyrics. Unusually for a "Bond" song, it failed to chart.
7. Lulu's second husband was a celebrity hairdresser. Who was he?

Answer: John Frieda

Lulu and John Frieda married in 1976. Their son, Jordan, was born in 1977 and the couple divorced in 1991.
8. In 1993 Lulu finally topped the UK singles chart, but as a guest vocalist rather than a solo artist. Which "boy band" did she assist with "Relight My Fire"?

Answer: Take That

Lulu had had hit records since the 1960s but the number one spot always eluded her. "Relight My Fire", originally a hit for its writer Dan Hartman, featured on Take That's album "Everything Changes" and topped the UK chart for two weeks in October 1993. Lulu took part in the band's 1994 tour and also their "Greatest Hits" tour in 2019.

The 29 year gap between her first chart appearance and first number one hit was a record for any UK artist. In 2002 her duet with Ronan Keating "We've Got the Night" reached number five in the singles chart, making her the second UK artist, after Cliff Richard, to have hits in five different decades.
9. Lulu first released an autobiography in 1985. A second autobiography, published in 2002, took its name from a song that Lulu co-wrote and Tina Turner recorded - what was it called?

Answer: I Don't Want to Fight

The first autobiography, called simply "Lulu: Her Autobiography", dealt with her life up to her mid-thirties. "I Don't Want to Fight" appeared after the death of Lulu's parents, enabling her to describe her early life in Glasgow more honestly. The song "I Don't Wanna Fight", written by Lulu with her brother Billy Lawrie and Steve DuBerry, featured on the soundtrack of "What's Love Got to Do with It" and gave Tina Turner a top 10 hit on both sides of the Atlantic.
10. In 2017 Lulu took part in the BBC TV show "Who Do Think You Are?", an experience that deeply affected her. What change did she make in her life following this?

Answer: She changed her name.

Lulu knew that her mother was given away by her natural family and wished to find out why. She discovered that her natural grandparents were Helen Kennedy, whose mother was a leading member of the Protestant Orange Order, and Hugh Cairns, a Catholic who was frequently in prison. Lulu's mother, the fourth of the couple's seven children, was sent to be fostered shortly after birth because they had no money.

Helen Kennedy died aged 31 and Lulu found that the other children felt her mother had been the lucky one. Following the programme she adopted the name Kennedy-Cairns in honour of her mother.
Source: Author dellastreet

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