Category Archives: Pan’s People

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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Pan’s People – Silver Star

Top of The Pops, 29 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to the Four Seasons’ Silver Star. Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post. Pan’s People’s final appearance on Top of the Pops, feature an emotional solo performance from Ruth, in the slow middle section. From the old blog, Wednesday, 5 November 2008: Pan’s People dance […]

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Pan’s People – More More More

Top of the Pops 29 April 1976, Pan’s People dancing to The Andrea True Connection’s More More More. Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Pan’s People – Running Away

27 April 1972: Pan’s People dance to Running Away by Sly and the Family Stone Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Saturday, 23 April 2011: Here’s a vintage filmed-on-location routine, from Pan’s People, dancing to Sly & the Family Stone’s Running Away. They’re having fun in a deserted department store: […]

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Pan’s People – You Sexy Sugar Plum

Top of the Pops, 22 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to Rodger Collins’ You Sexy Sugar Plum. From the old blog, Tuesday, 2 November 2010: Mary’s presence places this in the late period of Pan’s People’s reign on TOTP. Even though those outfits look like they came from charity shops, their brevity seems to fit […]

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Pan’s People – Disco Connection

TOTP, 15 April 1976: Pan’s People, dancing to Isaac hayes’ Disco Connection. Thanks to Glenn Marshall for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Tuesday, 26 August 2008: comment: gr8musicvids said… Just thought I’d leave you a message to say keep up the great work with this blog. I was a teen in the 70’s […]

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