Monthly Archives: August 2016

Pan’s People – TOTP 30th Birthday Show

These young telly producers nowadays, they ain’t go no respect. A guest appearance from a Pan’s Person (rare enough indeed) will be introduced with a montage of performances: so petrified of audience boredom are they, we’re lucky to get more than tens seconds of any once routine before breathlessly jumping to the next. Not so […]

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Legs & Co. – Lost in Music

Top of the Pops, 30 August 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Lost in Music by Sister Sledge. Thanks to Lee Nichols for the YouTube post From the old blog, Monday, 28 July 2014 This week’s classic Top of the Pops repeat on BBC4 featured one of my favourite Legs & Co. Routines, dancing to […]

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Pans People – One of These Nights

Top of the Pops, 28th August 1975: Pans People dance to One of These Nights by The Eagles. From the old blog, Saturday, 30 October 2010: Here’s a higher quality version of a clip posted a while ago by ilovelulu: Pan’s People dancing to The Eagles’ One of These Nights. Thanks to Andeebee for the […]

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Legs & Co. – Hold On Tight

Top of the Pops, 27th Aug 1981: Legs & Co. Dancing to Hold On Tight by ELO. Comments from the old blog: Suefan said: A great number and an even better dance. That roar from the audience at the end says it all. 2 August 2011 00:09 PattiforPM said: Yes for me this is one […]

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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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Legs & Co – Way Down

The death of Elvis Presley, on the 16 August 1977, predictably sent his latest single, Way Down to the top of the charts. This caused something of a headache for the TOTP producers. In those by-and-large pre-pop-video days, a promotional film for a record was unusual, even for a big star like Elvis: and none […]

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Legs & Co – Brown Girl in The Ring

Top of The Pops 24 August 1978: Legs & Co dance to Boney M’s Brown Girl in The Ring Featuring audience participation from some rather sheepish blokes. Thanks to Andeebee for the Dailymotion post. Monday, 27 December 2010 Here’s another contribution from PattiforPM: Legs & Co. dancing to Brown Girl In the Ring. Many thanks. […]

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Pan’s people – I’m Doin’ Fine Now

Top of the Pops 17 August 1973: Pan’s People dance to “I’m Doin’ Fine Now” by New York City Hooray for another new-to-this-site performance. Thanks to another generous, anonymous donor, here’s a very rare TOTP performance from Pan’s People. Those posh white frocks are pretty fabulous examples of early seventies clobber: but they just won’t […]

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