Lulu Concert Accommodation
Born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie on the 3rd November 1948 in Lennoxtown, East Dunbartonshire in Scotland. At school she was always getting into trouble for singing during lessons so it was only natural that her first public singing appearance was just at the age of 4 at a local Coronation Party.
It wasn’t long until Marie joined her first group at just age 14. Marie became the lead singer of the ground The Gleneagles and played various venues in and around the Glasgow and Edinburgh music scenes and secured regular work including a local Glasgow disco club called The Lindella Club which later became the venue in which she was discovered by Marion Massey who was later to become her manager and mentor.
Marion Massey signed Marie and her group to a management contract and took them to London to record, this is when Marion suggested that the time was right to change Marie’s name to Lulu as well as change the group’s name from the Gleneagles to the The Luvvers.
Within weeks they were signed up by Decca records and made their first single, 'Shout', a raw version of the old Isley Brothers US hit of 1959, which Lulu had enthused over when she heard Alex Harvey singing it several months before. When it was released in the spring of 1964, it became a smash hit and launched Lulu on the road to stardom. 'Shout' went on to take the British Singles Chart by storm and finally reached No.7.
Lulu has had great success over her 5 decades as a major international star and is still performing at today including the closing ceremony of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games and releasing a new studio album, Making Life Rhyme in April 2015 still under the Decca label.
Hotel Near The SSE Hydro
If you are planning on seeing Lulu perform at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro, the Belhaven Hotel is just a 10 minute taxi drive away. We are more than happy to arrange a taxi service service to and from the venue. Simply let us know your pick up and drop off times at check in and we will take care of the rest.