Category Archives: Top of the Pops

Legs & Co. – Tusk

Top of the Pops, 18th Oct 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Tusk by Fleetwood Mac Eyebrows were raised throughout the World of Pop when Fleetwood Mac choose to follow there hugely successful Rumours album with an abrupt change in direction, from smooth AOR to tribal drums and murky chanting. Here Legs & Co. follow […]

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Legs & Co. – Woman In Love

Top of the Pops 16 October 1980: Legs & Co. dance to Barbara Streisand’s Woman In Love.

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Pan’s People – Close to You

Top of the Pops 15 October 1970: Pan’s People dance to The Carpenters’ Close to You. From the old blog, Tuesday, 24 May 2011: Don’t panic: there’s no sound for the first few secomds of this clip, so we don’t get to hear Tony Blackburn’s introduction. No doubt he was his usual braindead showbiz zombie […]

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Ruby Flipper – Play That Funky Music

TOTP 14 October 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Play That Funky Music by Wild Cherry From the old blog: Monday, 26 July 2010 Ruby Flipper – Play That Funky Music Don’t worry chums, I’m not dead! (crosses fingers to avert hubris) Here’s Ruby Flipper dancing to Wild Cherry’s Play That Funky Music on Top of […]

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Legs & Co – The Greatest Love of All

13 October 1977: Legs & Co dance to The Greatest Love of All by George Benson. At an Oh-Eff-Tee-Dee social gathering the other day, I was shocked to hear someone nominate this as their least favourite Legs & Co. routine. Really? But this is surely the most perfect marriage of the arts of choreography and […]

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Legs & Co. – Blame It on the Boogie

TOTP, 12 October 1978: Sue and Rosemary of Legs & Co. dance to The Jacksons’ Blame It on the Boogie. Thanks to Glen Marshall for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Tuesday, 1 February 2011: Here’s Legs & Co. – well Sue and Rosie, anyway – dancing to The Jacksons’ Blame It on the […]

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Pan’s People – I Get a Kick out of You

Top of the Pops, 10 October 1974: Pan’s People dance to I Get a Kick out of You by Gary Shearston. Pan’s people in white lacey undies dancing to Gary Shearston, singing an old Cole Porter classic. Rescued from oblivion by the sainted Grant Watkins, who included this routine on his demonstration tape, presumably because […]

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Legs & Co. – Casanova

Top of The Pops October 9th 1980: Legs & Co. dance to Casanova by Coffee. It’s a fabulous historical mash-up, as our heroines dress like 18th century courtesans (well a bit like), and behave like 19th century can-can dancers: all that provocative wiggling; and those little squeals of delight! They seem to be having a […]

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Legs & Co. – Shut Up

Top of the Pops, 8 October 1981: Legs & Co. dance while Madness perform Shut Up. It’s October ’81, and the writing is on the wall for Legs & Co.’s TOTP career. Once again they’re reduced to sharing the badk of the stage with the audience, while we have difficulty hearing the music (yes the […]

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Ruby Flipper – Dancing with the Captain

Top of the Pops 7 October 1976: Lulu and Sue of Ruby Flipper dance behind Paul Nicholas who sings Dancing with the Captain. A fairly obvious choice of outfits and moves here, as I remarked in the old blog, but lightweight jokey pop songs like this almost demand a bit of knowing jokiness in their […]

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