AS a Scottish teenager with a

Top 10 chart hit in 1964 with Shout, Lulu attracted a considerable amount of press attention in her homeland.

In May of that year she was pictured, main image, before making her debut in the

well-known TV programme, Thank Your Lucky Stars.

“At home”, said the caption in our sister paper, the Evening Times, “she’s 15-year-old redhead Marie Lawrie, of Garfield Street, Dennistoun.

“Lulu had the man-style shirt she’s wearing specially made for her by a Glasgow shirt-maker. It’s in apple-green with miniature epaulettes, two pockets, Western style, and a button-down collar”.

On Sunday, June 21, when Shout was at No 9 in the charts

(it would eventually peak at No 7), Lulu and her band, The Luvvers, topped the bill at a show at

La Cave, the popular venue in Midland Street, Glasgow.

It was her first concert in her home city since the record was released, and the paper described her as “the first Scottish girl

to make a real impact on the charts”.

La Cave, which had recently hosted acts of the calibre of Peter and Gordon, The Caravelles, and The Other Two, said it was “very proud to have her”.

Also on the bill that night was a group known as the Senators, who had an average age of 18: two of their number were studying for M.A. degrees.

Lulu, who is pictured above with fellow singer Vikki Carr at Renfrew Airport in 1965, would have a succession of hits that decade: Here Comes The Night, Let’s Pretend, Try To Understand, The Boat That I Row, and I’m

A Tiger, before she was one

of four joint winners of the 1969 Eurovision Song Contest, singing Boom Bang-a-Bang. In 1967 she had a role in the film To Sir, With Love, and had a No 1 hit in the USA with the title song.