Category Archives: Pan’s People

Pan’s People – You Make Me Feel Brand New

Top of the Pops 15th August 1974: Pan’s People dance to You Make Me Feel Brand New by¬†The¬†Stylistics. From a show specially presented by The Osmonds. Pan’s People are so stunning in these lovely backless frocks, it’s hardly surprising that they even tempt goody two-shoes Donnie into impure thoughts. A tip of the hat to […]

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Pan’s People – When Will I See You Again

Top of the Pops, 8 August 1974: Pan’s People dance to The Three Degrees’ When Will I See You Again. Classically glamourous posh black sequinned frocks for our dancers here: which is entirely apt for this sophisticated pop gem, performed by the Three Degrees – who were themselves no strangers to classy showbiz couture. From […]

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Pan’s People – Coconut

Nationwide, BBC 1 3 August 1972: Pan’s People dance to Harry Nilsson’s Coconut. Nationwide was a weekday teatime magazine / chat show broadcast regularly from 1969 to 1983. Growing to become pretty much a national institution, it’s freewheeling diverse style, coupled with a voracious appetite for material to fill its five-night-a-week slot, meant you could […]

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Pan’s People – It’s Been So Long

Top Of The Pops 31 July 1975: Pan’s People dance to It’s Been So Long by George McCrae Thanks to SuPaLu for the Youtube post.

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Pans People – Barbados

Top of the Pops, 24 July 1975: Pans People dance to “Barbados” by Typically Tropical. A surprise Summer number one for Typically Tropical: and here they are on Top of the Pops. The producers have decide to mix in some clips from Pan’s People’s performance to the song on the previous week’s episode. And a […]

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Pan’s People – The Hustle

Top of the Pops 26 June 1975: Pan’s People dance to The Hustle by Van McCoy Here’s a classic routine that I’ve been seeking out for years: Pan’s People dance to the instrumental (well, with occasional choral shouts) that was absolutely The Sound of the summer of 1975: Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony’s […]

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Pan’s People – Joy to the World

Top of the Pops, 17 June 1971: Pan’s People dance to Joy to the World by Three Dog Night. Thanks to thegoldenhits for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Wednesday, 2 September 2009: My very first post on this blog was a version of this clip: now, thanks to EinsFestival, here’s a clearer version. […]

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Pan’s People – Summer Breeze

Top of the Pops 6 June 1974: Pan’s People dance to the Isley Brothers’ Summer Breeze. Last year, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of this, Sue Menhenick’s debut performance as a member of Pan’s People, forum member Pans Legs sent me this rare clip. Sue has discussed her memories of that day over on our […]

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Pan’s People – Walking the the Rain

Update: broken video clip replaced. Top of the Pops 1st June 1973: Pan’s People dance to The partridge Family’s Walking the the Rain. Classic video – mixing rain effects here, and classic literal choreography (which the song demands, really). Those puff sleeves must be the kind Anne of Green Gables wanted: “They're—they're not—pretty,” said Anne […]

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Pan’s People – I Can’t Stop

Top Of The Pops 2 May 74: Pan’s People dance to I Can’t Stop by The Osmonds. Thanks to SuPaLu for the YouTube post.

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