Legs & Co. – The Birdie Song

Legs & Co. dance to The Birdie Song by The Tweets

Here are two separate performances by Legs & Co. dance to this classically awful catchy novelty hit, which blighted the airwaves and dance floors through the autumn of 1981.

Version 1: TOTP, 1 October 1981.

Well, if Legs & Co. are again relegated to become part of the audience, at least they haven’t been split up like misbehaving schoolgirls: and at least they’re at the front and centre of the audience, meaning they get in most shots. Lovely nautical themed summery white dresses here.

From the old blog, Sunday, 22 May 2011

I’ve already posted a clip of Legs & Co dancing to The Birdie Song, but here’s another featuring whichever out-of-work actors the Tweets record company had hired to wear the costumes that particular week.

Thanks the generous PattiforPM, who sent me this clip.

Comments:

PattiforPM said…

Well here’s another contender for the worst group chosen to stand in front of a fine Dance Troupe.
23 May 2011 00:41

Suefan said…

Thanks for this one guys. The girls seem to have come dressed for tennis but I’m not complaining.
23 May 2011 08:17

Version 2: 15 October 1981.

Rather ropey picture quality here, I’m afraid. Legs & Co. without the band, but separated on podiums amongst the audience. I’m not sure about the relevance of their little maid’s aprons here.

From the old blog, TUESDAY, 22 MARCH 2011

What happens if you digitise a VHS video clip then scale it without first de-interlacing? you get ugly horizontal lines all over your video, like this:

I will be eternally greatful to anyone who can send me a better quality clip of this performance.

Comments:

Dug5y said…

YMG, I also have a copy of this perfomance. The video is exactly the same quality (without the lines!!) as it has presumably originated from the same source. I’ll upload it onto the Blog tonight.
22 March 2011 08:23

Suefan said…

I think I’m right in saying that this was the last official “Legs & Co”, as announced by the Beeb, although they then gave support to a couple more shows. Unfortunately this is hardly a fitting send off. At least one little birdie was able to avoid this dreadful number but that is scant consolation.
22 March 2011 10:45

PattiforPM said…

Yes the girls do their best in this performance of a dreadful song in the middle of “Black October”
22 March 2011 11:24

As I’d already been promised a superior version of this routine, I foolishly turned down Dug5y’s generous offer. Needless to say, the promised clip never materialised. Dug5y, if you’re out there: is it too late to change my mind?

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