Monthly Archives: September 2016

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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Pan’s People – Back Stabbers

Top of the Pops, 28 September 1972: Pan’s People dance to Back Stabbers by The O’Jays. From the conversation over on the discussion forum, this clip seems to be a rehearsal recording rather than the broadcast performance, which doesn’t seem to have survived: notice the lack of a studio audience, for instance. Still it’s good […]

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Pan’s People – Ain’t No Sunshine

Top of the Pops 14/09/72: Pan’s People dance to Ain’t No Sunshine by Michael Jackson Have they ever looked better? Five visions of loveliness in shimmering sequinned silver gowns, dance to a young Michael Jackson’s cover of one of Bill Withers’ finest songs. A more mean-spirited observer might be tempted to pick and choose, to […]

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Legs & Co. – Gone Gone Gone

Top of the Pops, 30 August 1979: Gill Clark of Legs & Co. dances to Johnny Mathis, singing Gone Gone Gone. Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.

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The Beat Girls in Gonks Go Beat

Thanks to mojo2007 over on the OFTD forum, who’s pointed out that there’s a rare showing of daft sixties cult classic movie Gonks Go Beat (1965) on Talking Pictures TV this Friday. Since the film’s main interest to the OFTD audience lies in young Babs Lord’s appearance as a member of the Beat Girls, I […]

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Pans People – Summertime City

TOTP, 4th September 1975 Pans People and Mike Batt, Summertime City. Thanks to KeatonsAnnex for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – As the time goes by

Top of the Pops, 3 September 1981: Legs & Co. dance, as Funkapolitan perform As the time goes by. A bunch of Limey funk pastiche merchants: with Legs & Co., in the gold, silver & bronze outfits they wore for Slow Hand in that same TOTP episode, working hard in the audience. Thanks to neofunkyman1 […]

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Pan’s People – Make It With You

Top of the Pops, 3 September 1970: Pan’s People dance to Bread’s Make It With You. A very relaxed, barefoot performance to a relaxed, barefoot sort of song. Thanks to panspeople.com for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Saturday, 27 November 2010 Another soppy ballad performance from Pan’s People: dancing to Bread’s Make It […]

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Legs & Co. – Everybody Salsa

Top of the Pops, 3rd September 1981: Legs & co dance to Everybody Salsa by Modern Romance. From the old blog, Thursday, 29 March 2012: Many thanks to Bucksby, who sent me this clip from Top of the Pops, 3rd September 1981. At this late stage on their TOTP career, Legs & Co. were all […]

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