It was a song from a hit movie that would be the next top hit in 1967. “To Sir, With Love” was the title song to the movie of the same name. Besides singing the title song, Lulu also acted in the movie. She was backed up on the song by the group The Mindbenders. This may have been was her first acting role but she had already had a hit song in Britain. She was also a host of a TV show in Britain in 1965.
Lulu was born Marie McDonald McLaughlin Lawrie in 1948 in Scotland. “To Sir, With Love” was the only number one song for Lulu but she recorded many more albums that did much better in Britain than the US. She also has been a staple on British TV programs over the years acting, singing and appearing on talk shows. In Aug. 2017 she had her family researched on the British version of Who Do You Think You Are?. On that show Lulu found out that her grandfather was in a gang and had been in and out of prison .
“To Sir, With Love” stayed at the number one position on the Cash Box record chart for 3 weeks (Oct. 15 – Nov. 4). It held on to the top position on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 5 weeks (Oct. 15 – Nov. 18). The song was also the top song on the Billboard chart for top songs of 1967.
This time I have two versions of the song attached. The first is the original recording without any video. The second video is Lulu singing the song live in 1967 to show just how good of a singer she was. Not sure what TV show it is from.
Visit Lulu’s web page and play the videos there. She still is as good as she was 50 years ago.