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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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Ruby Flipper – Rubberband Man

TOTP 7 October 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to The Detroit Spinners’ Rubberband Man A spirited performance, and a great piece of choreography. Thanks to panspeople.com for the YouTube clip. From the old blog, Saturday, 20 November 2010: Ruby Flipper dancing to Rubberband Man by The Spinners (called The Detroit Spinners here in Airstrip One) on […]

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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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Ruby Flipper – The Best Disco In Town

Top of the Pops, 30 September 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to The Best Disco In Town by The Ritchie Family. Thanks to panspeople.com for the youtube post.

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Ruby Flipper – Disco Duck

TOTP, 23 September 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Disco Duck by Rick Dees And His Cast Of Idiots. Silly, very silly, but fun. Floid’s pantomime duck outfit looks to be from the back of dusty cupboard in the BBC wardrobe department. Clearly not designed to be worn on a podium, we get to see just […]

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Ruby Flipper – You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine

Top of the Pops, 9 September 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine by Lou Rawls Back in the Summer of 1976, Flick Colby’s choreography was fizzing with ideas. For this Lou Rawls number, she gives us not one but three routines: Floid’s stately podium solo; Goucho Phil and Cherry’s tango; and a teasing fan dance […]

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Ruby Flipper – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart

Top of the Pops, 26 August 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Don’t Go Breaking My Heart by Elton John & Kiki Dee Thanks to panspeople.com for the youtube post. From the old blog, Sunday, 30 January 2011 As requested by Carl, here’s Ruby Flipper – Don’t Go Breaking My Heart. Since there’s wearing the same […]

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Ruby Flipper – Aria

Top of the Pops 26 August 1976: Patti Hammond dances as Acker Bilk played Aria. It’s a common scenario back in the seventies: amongst the screaming hairy youths, some sedate ballad or slow instrumental becomes a surprise hit, and the groovy hipsters at TOTP, obliged to include the dirge amongst their snappy dance choones, shoves […]

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Ruby Flipper – Morning Glory

Top of the Pops, 26/08/1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Morning Glory by James and Bobby Purify. Well of course Sue, Patti and Lulu are looking lovely here: but Cherry, in that fuchsia & gold outfit looks absolutely fabulous. What a fine routine. My favourite moment? Patti’s mock-admonishing wagging finger at 0’38”. Kudos to Phil for […]

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Ruby Flipper – Let ‘Em In

Top of the Pops, 19 August 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Let ‘Em In by Wings I think I prefer this performance to the more restrained Legs & Co. version from that year’s Christmas Special. Thanks to panspeople.com for the youtube post.

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