Category Archives: Ruby Flipper

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty)

Top Of The Pops, 5 August 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to Shake Shake Shake (Shake Your Booty) by KC & The Sunshine Band. Thanks to SuePaLu for the YouTube post.

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Flick Colby’s Ruby Flipper – Games People Play

Lena’s Music, 1 August 1979: Flick Colby’s Ruby Flipper dance while Lena Martell sings Games People Play. Thanks again to Andeebee for the youtube post. From the old blog, Saturday, 7 January 2012 My thanks once again go to PattiforPM, who has sent me another Ruby Flipper clip from Lena Martell’s TV show. In this […]

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Flick Colby’s Ruby Flipper – Beautiful Noise

Lena’s Music 1 August 1979: Flick Colby’s Ruby Flipper dance while Lena Martell sings Beautiful Noise. Thanks to Andeebee for the youtube post. from the old blog, Wednesday, 18 january 2012 Thanks again to PattiforPM, who sent me this clip of Ruby Flipper from Lena Martell’s show, dancing to her singing Neil Diamond’s Beautiful Noise. […]

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Ruby Flipper – A Fifth of Beethoven

Top of the Pops, 29 July 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to A Fifth of Beethoven by Walter Murphy and his Big Apple Band. Since this is based on a piece of classical music, presenter David Hamilton starts of with a variation on all-time classic creaky corny “just-flew-in … arms tired” gag beloved of stand of […]

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Ruby Flipper – The Flasher

Top opt the Pops, 24 June 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to The Flasher by Mistura. Thanks to panspeople.com for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Thursday, 28 October 2010: Am I a square? I’ve certainly never heard of The Flasher or Mistura, whether they’re featuring Lloyd Michels or not. I hear it’s an old […]

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