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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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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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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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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Legs & Co. – Supernature

Top of the Pops, 17 August 1978: Legs & Co. dance to Supernature by Cerrone. From the old blog, Friday, 26 November 2010: Here’s another contribution from lulupatti&sue: Legs & Co. dancing to Cerrone’s Supernature. Starting out as lab technician dolls, they transform into Hollywood Cavegirls, with those rawhide & fur bikinis that all stone […]

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Legs & Co. – All Over The World

Top of the Pops, 14 August 1980: Legs & Co. dance to All Over The World by The Electric Light orchestra (ELO). From the old blog, Wednesday, 9 March 2011: Here’s an international routine Legs & Co. dancing to ELO’s All Over The World in costumes representing various countries. COMMENTS: Suefan said… Who was that […]

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