After her variety show earlier in the year Lulu was now given a more progressive show, in keeping with her own musical tastes.
Johnny Harris was the musical director this time around, rather then the usual Harry Rabinowitz or Ronnie Hazelhurst. Pan's People were used as the dance troupe, rather than the Young Generation, the backing singers were the soulful Sue and Sunny rather then The Ladybirds and the producer was Stanley Dorfman. Lulu was very definitely given an upgrade this time around.
The Radio Times had announced the show as "The first programme in a new series of
music and laughter" while producer Dorfman predicted that the show "will be 45 minutes
of live, unscripted, anything-
Her then fiance Maurice Gibb appeared on the first show as did Atlantic Records' band Cartoone in the 'New To TV' portion of the show which would also feature Apple Records' The Iveys on the second show. It would be that second show on 4th January 1969 that would be memorable.
Jimi Hendrix had lost a lump of hash down a dressing room sink plug hole but manage
to retrieve it in time for a pre-
The following week the show was re-
Despite the apparent name change a March 1969 print advert for Blood Sweat and Tears' still credited the show as 'Happening For Lulu' when they were due to appear as guests.
Although the intention of this new series was to show Lulu in a contemporary light
in the end it would only lead her to Boom Bang-