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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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Legs & Co. – Hooked on Classics

Top of the Pops, 30 July 1981: Legs & Co. dance to Hooked on Classics by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Update, 9 May 2015: I was jealous: The poster of the re-dubbed, augmented version of this routine obviously had a better quality version of the original recording than I did. Lo and behold, he’s sent […]

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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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Legs & Co. – Roadrunner (Twice)

Top of the Pops, 28 July 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Roadrunner (Twice) by Jonathan Richman. Legs & Co. chew gum and bounce around to Jonathan Richman’s masterpiece Roadrunner. With some surprisingly vigourous head banging from everyone – except Lulu, who has to concentrate on her driving. Anyway, she’d probably lose that cute little […]

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Pan’s People – Save Your Sugar For Me

Nationwide, 27 July 1972: Pan’s People dance to Tony Joe White’s Save Your Sugar For Me. From the old blog, Monday, 7 July 2014 I’m once again indebted to my Anonymous Donor. … Pan’s People in charmingly classic early-seventies midriff-baring bright orange stripy outfits, dancing to Tony Joe White’s Save Your Sugar For Me. I […]

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Legs & Co – Come Back And Finish What You Started

Top Of The Pops 27 July 1978: Pauline from Legs & Co dances to Come Back And Finish What You Started by Gladys Knight & The Pips. The Creepy One introduces a rare solo performance from out Pauline, in a showbizzy purple outfit. Huge slabs of Literal Choreopgraphy here: whenever Gladys mentions “hanging on”, we […]

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Legs & Co. – How Can this be Love?

Top of the Pops 27 July 1978 Legs & Co. dance to How Can this be Love? by Andrew Gold I can’t believe I’ve only just noticed that these trousers have been chosen to match the singers name: Andrew “Gold” of course. Talk about slow on the uptake. Also in the Just-Noticed-It department: in the […]

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Legs & Co. – Born To Be Alive

Top of the Pops, 26/07/1979: Legs & Co. dance to “Born To Be Alive” by Patrick Hernandez. From the old blog, Friday, 24 October 2008: Woohoo! Let’s try to work out the costume designer’s reasoning here: this Patrick Hernandez song has the word “born” in title, so dress the girls up as babies: victorian bonnets, […]

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Pan’s People – Foot Stompin’ Music

Top of the Pops, 24th July 1975: Pan’s People dance to Foot Stompin’ Music by Hamilton Bohannon, Yes, Bing: a fine performance, with plenty of gusto, to a solid groove from Hamilton Bohannon, an early practitioner of that kind of heavy, beat-landen funky soul music that was rapidly evolving into full-on Disco music around this […]

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Legs & Co – Stars on 45 vol. 2 (23 July 1981)

Top of the Pops, 23 July 1981: Legs & Co dance to Starsounds’ “Stars on 45 vol. 2”. After having dance to the real Abba’s Lay All Your Love On Me earlier in the show, Legs & Co. have to dance to this ersatz frankendisco mash-up of Abba hits, which they had danced to only […]

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