Legs & Co. – Once In A Lifetime

Legs & Co. dance to Talking Heads’ Once In A Lifetime. Top of the Pops 19/02/1981.

Probably the best record Talking Heads ever made: Legs & Co. in their art-deco sci-fi outfits are a bit overwhelmed by the video effects here: but the overall effect is quite satisfying.

From the old blog, Friday, 14 January 2011:

Here’s Legs & Co. dancing to Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime, in silvery sci-fi outfits.

Comments:

hadeel said…

oh my god for some time i forgot all about this clip … thanks YMG
15 January 2011 00:04

Some Guy said…

David Byrne i think our girls did you proud on this.
15 January 2011 23:39

Pan’s Ruby Legs said…

Thanks … for a wonderful clip. It just shows how inspired Flick and the girls could be when they were given the time. Brilliant!
16 January 2011 20:14

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Legs & Co. – Mighty Power Of Love

Top of the Pops, 17 February 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Mighty Power Of Love by Tavares.

Legs & Co. on Top of the Pops, dancing to Tavares’ Mighty Power of Love, in the days when a leotard, a beige scarf and a tambourine counted as a costume.

Thanks to pans people.com for the youtube post.

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Legs & Co. – Chanson d’Amour

Top of the Pops, 17 February 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to Chanson D’Amour by Manhattan Transfer.

From the old blog Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Here’s another clip previously posted only in downloadable form: Legs & Co. dancing to Chanson d’Amour by Manhattan Transfer.

Comments:

Suefan said…

Hi YMG, and thanks for this much better copy than the one I previously had. Easy to have been a chanteur if given the opportunity to serenade any of these lovely mademoiselle. I bet those chairs came in handy when fending of their more amorous admirers!
4 May 2011 16:04

Some Guy said…

Just wonderful this one, gotta be in my top 5. Much better without the TOTPs 2 guff all over it.
Stunning close ups of Sue in this,she even blows us a delicate kiss. I like the way Rosie tries to get comfortable on her chair but dosent quite seem to succeed. Nice cavorting chair work from Patti also, funny faces from Pauline, big beautiful close up of Gill. Lulu kinda misses out a bit, but this is Legs & Co at there brilliant best.
4 May 2011 16:30

PattiforPM said…
A Classic with all ladies on top form, fetching costumes and a lovely lazy beat to perform their magic for us.
5 May 2011 05:07

jez said…

plenty of long legs to be seen in this clip
5 May 2011 19:59

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Legs & Co. – Wishing on a Star

Top of the Pops, 16 February 1978:
Legs & Co. dance to Wishing on a Star by Rose Royce.

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Legs & Co. – Rock with You

Top of the Pops, 15 February 1980:
Legs & Co. dance to Rock With You by Michael Jackson.

Legs & Co. in big frilly sequinned ball gowns, dancing to a minor Michael Jackson hit: in front of a subdued, seated TOTP audience, as the mirrorball spins.

I’m not sure about Simes’ hyperbole in his introduction, though. “As you may never have seen them before.” Really?

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Legs & Co. – Contact

Top of the Pops 1979, 15 February 1979:
Legs & Co, dance to Contact, by Edwin Starr.

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Pan’s People: All-Time Top Twenty Countdown

Here’s a treat, in the style of a seventies TOTP chart rundown: The All-Time Top Twenty Pan’s People routines, as chosen by OFTD Forum members.

My thanks to Forum regulars VintageVideos and Legsfan, who have put this compilation together.

…And look our for their extra Valentine’s Day surprise at the end…

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Pan’s People – I Want You Back

Top of the Pops 12 February 1970: Pan’s People dance to “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.

A superb performance from the 1970 line-up of Pan’s People: exuberant choreography to match the jubilant Jackson 5 hit.

From the old blog, Friday, 5 August 2011:

… this really is a vintage Flick-&-Andi-era Pans People Performance.

comments:

carl said…

This is another one I haven’t seen before. I love those 1970 shows. I wish the BBC would recolourise those jan/feb shows that exist then we can see Pans in their all colour glory.

5 August 2011 16:21

PattiforPM said…

Yup Classic Go-Go style and nice outfits to boot. Great to see at least a few of these early Pans performances.

9 August 2011 13:43

Suefan said…

Any Andi is well worth having so thanks YMG.

10 August 2011 23:34

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Legs & Co. – Boogie Nights

Top of the Pops, 10 February 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to Heatwave’s breakthrough hit, “Boogie┬áNights”

First posted March 9 2016:

Thanks to one of my generous, anonymous donors, here’s the first new-to-the-site performance that I’ve had to show for ages. And what a great performance! A fine slab of seventies disco music gives all six dancers the chance to shine: Sue’s solo-stage performance is particularly enegetic, and Patti & Pauline use their bead-curtained set to good effect.

Looking back, Heatwaves’ song was just part of an exuberant new confidence in British Black music, alongside people like The Real Thing, Gibson Brothers, David Grant & Junior Giscombe’s Linx, Imagination, and more established acts like Hot Chocolate. But at the time, I had punk-rock tunnel vision, and failed to really appreciate what was going on. More fool me.

Serious Legs fans may find these delightful midriff-bearing outfits familiar: that’s because Gill and Rosemary wore adapted versions ten weeks later for Billy Ocean’s Red Light Spells Danger. Where these Boogie-Nights outfits have heart motifs, the Red-Lights had simple red circles.

Thanks again to my anonymous donor.

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Legs & Co. – Take A Chance On Me

Top Of The Pops 9 February 1978:
Legs & Co dance to “Take A Chance On Me” by Abba.

From the old blog, Wednesday, 6 March 2013:

Legs & Co. dance to Abba’s Take a Chance on Me, in silver boots, black spangly leggings and fuchsia cummerbunds. From February 9th 1978, this routine takes place in a colour-coordinated fuchsia and black set dominated by arrow graphics: highly fashionable, with the late seventies post-punk mod revival just beginning to take off around then.

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