Monthly Archives: July 2017

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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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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Legs & Co. – Come On Dance Dance

Top of the Pops, 20/07/1978: Legs & Co. dance to Come On Dance Dance by the Saturday Night Band. Thanks to PansRubyLegs for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – Bad Girls

Top of the Pops 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Bad Girls by Donna Summer. Let’s just not bother sniggering at the wobbly lamp posts here, shall we? It’s a quickly knocked-up set on a TV pop show, not a big budget hollywood thriller, after all. Donna Summer provided a lot of good material that […]

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Pans People – Barbados

Top of the Pops, 24 July 1975: Pans People dance to “Barbados” by Typically Tropical. A surprise Summer number one for Typically Tropical: and here they are on Top of the Pops. The producers have decide to mix in some clips from Pan’s People’s performance to the song on the previous week’s episode. And a […]

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Legs & Co. – Easy

Top of the Pops,14th July 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Easy by the Commodores. Thanks to youtube poster ASmK.

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