(New Musical Express, February 22, 1969)

Transcript by Anne Marie

Marie MacDonald Lawrie married Mr Maurice Gibb at St James’s Church, Gerrard’s Cross, Bucks., last Tuesday. In other words Lulu and Maurice are married!

But the pop wedding of the year – so far – was not the quiet family affair that the couple hoped for. Some three thousand fans, including many schoolchildren on half term holiday, turned up to wish the happy couple luck.

After the ceremony, Lulu lovely in a white mini dress and hooded coat trimmed with mink, took one look at the cheering crowd and ran back into the church!

Among the guests were Cynthia Lennon, former wife of Beatle John, Lulu’s recording Manager Mickie Most, and of course the other Bee Gees, who didn’t have to lend any support on this occasion. Maurice took the lead very well!

Lulu, who looked less like a tiger than ever, and Maurice are planning a honeymoon later in the year.

Only six policemen were at the church to hold back the large crowd. It was an impossible task. Lulu and Maurice only have themselves to blame for not having a quiet wedding, by announcing the exact time and place of the ceremony. Which all goes to prove you can’t have your publicity and peace.

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