Leo & Lulu

The Courier-Mail - QWeekend - - DONT MISS - GIL­LIAN CUM­MING

Thurs­day, 8pm, Con­cert Hall, QPAC, South Bris­bane, $89-$149 qpac.com.au

When I think of Lulu, the first thing to pop into my mind is that riv­et­ing scene in ’67 Sid­ney Poitier film, To Sir, With Love, when Lulu, as teen school­girl “Babs” Pegg, smashes the song of the film’s ti­tle. The song, and the teenage Lulu, be­came a hit. A few years later, her ca­reer in full flight, Lulu repli­cated that suc­cess with the ti­tle song of James Bond film The Man

With the Golden Gun. In be­tween, and long be­fore Euro­vi­sion be­came pop­u­lar Down Un­der, the non­sen­si­cally ti­tled love song, Boom Bang-a-Bang, sung by Lulu, won the keenly con­tested song con­test. Lulu is in Aus­tralia for the first time for a string of con­certs with her friend, ex-Brit Leo Sayer. If you can’t catch Lulu in con­cert, the un­stop­pable 67-year-old Scot will be repris­ing her oc­ca­sional role in TV pop-cult favourite Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous in a new film ver­sion of the show, due out in Au­gust.

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