Monthly Archives: June 2017

Sad News: Ruth Pearson has died

Pan’s People star Ruth Pearson has died at the age of 70. Ruth Pearson, a founding member of Pan’s People, has died at the age of 70. Ruth died on Tuesday morning following a battle with cancer. http://www.digitalspy.com/showbiz/news/a831950/pans-people-ruth-pearson-dies-obituary/ http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/ruth-pearson-dead-pans-people-10706175

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Pan’s People – The Hustle

Top of the Pops 26 June 1975: Pan’s People dance to The Hustle by Van McCoy Here’s a classic routine that I’ve been seeking out for years: Pan’s People dance to the instrumental (well, with occasional choral shouts) that was absolutely The Sound of the summer of 1975: Van McCoy & The Soul City Symphony’s […]

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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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Ruby Flipper – Misty Blue

Top of the Pops, 24 June 1976: Cherry Gillespie of Ruby Flipper dances to Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore. Thanks to SuPaLu for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Wednesday, 3 November 2010 For Cherry lovers only: Here’s Cherry dancing to Misty Blue by Dorothy Moore. Yet another clip from PattiforPM. Thanks as always. […]

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Legs & Co. – Oh Lori

Top of The Pops, 23rd June 1977: Legs & Co. dancing to Oh Lori by Alessi. Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Sunday, 2 August 2009: Bitter, twisted cynics, brace yourselves: here’s Legs & Co. in cute mode, dancing to The Alessi Brothers’ Oh Lori on Top of the Pops. […]

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Legs & Co. – Cavatina

Top of the Pops, 21 June 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Cavatina by John Williams. From the old blog, Sunday, 10 october 2010: Your attention please: Captain Peacock here. Mr. Rumbold and myself have become concerned at the slipping standards evident in this site recently. More and more people seem to be using the […]

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Legs & Co. – Take it to the Top

Top of the Pops, 18 June 1981: Legs & Co dance to Kool & the Gang’s Take It To The Top. Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.

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Pan’s People – Joy to the World

Top of the Pops, 17 June 1971: Pan’s People dance to Joy to the World by Three Dog Night. Thanks to thegoldenhits for the YouTube post. From the old blog, Wednesday, 2 September 2009: My very first post on this blog was a version of this clip: now, thanks to EinsFestival, here’s a clearer version. […]

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Legs & Co. – You’re Gonna Get Next to Me

Top of the Pops 16/06/1977: Legs & Co. dance to You’re Gonna Get Next to Me by Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis. A welcome return to TOTP for Ruby Flipper’s Floid, dancing with Pauline, while the other five members of Legs & Co. drag some rather sheepish audience blokes around the dance floor.

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Legs & Co. – The Smurf Song

Top of the Pops, 15 June 1978: Legs & Co. dance to The Smurf Song by Father Abraham. Top of the Pops made no claims to aesthetic sensibilities: chart success was their only criterion for selection of material to feature. Consequently each show was a mixture of music from whatever warring youth culture factions were […]

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