Top of the Pops, 16 April 1981: Legs & Co. dance to Chi Mai by Ennio Morricone.
Your dad would have to be content with The Nolans and Buck Fizz (and maybe Girlschool) for his thrills on this week’s ToTP: he’s certainly wouldn’t stop reading his paper for this Legs & Co. performance as Edwardian ladies, dancing to the theme from BBC TV’s The Life and Times of David Lloyd George.
Thanks to “TOTP from the 80s” for the Youtube post.
This performance was presented by a guest host on the old blog, back in 2011:
Hello everybody. It’s historic Liberal role-model David Lloyd George here. I’m happy to see the Liberals doing so well in a coalition with the Tories, again: while the country’s at war abroad, too. Or something.
But that’s enough of politics: up here in Liberal Heaven, nobody cares about how I was Prime Minister once. Or even that I invented the Welfare State. Oh no. So what makes Asquith, Gladstone and Campbell-Bannerman jealous of me? Just two things:
- My TV biography series’ theme tune was written by Ennio Morricone, who wrote A Fistful of Dollars and The Good The Bad & The Ugly: which makes me a bit like Clint Eastwood.
- That theme tune, Chi Mai, was danced to by Legs & Co. on Top of the Pops. They also danced to tunes from Saturday Night Fever and Grease. So that makes me a bit like John Travolta. Or maybe Stockard Channing.
These outfits are rather racey, don’t you think? Some of those skirt hems are two or three inches from the ground! I’m pretty sure I caught a glimpse of Miss Hammond’s ankle once or twice.
I just love the poise and detachment and background in this routine. It fits the music so well. Good one Flick and ladies
17 April 2011 16:15
i actually have to admit when i first watched this routine in 1981 i said to myself how boring that routine was tonight ,i didnt like the music either ,i think you have to watch the routine a few times to appreciate it
17 April 2011 15:29
The FC school for deportment lesson 3. And where is Stockard Channing….mmmm
17 April 2011 08:28
Still no sightings of the lovely Ms C? 🙁
17 April 2011 19:37
Some Guy said…
Love the end of this clip, they go from the absolute grace and decorum of `Chi Mai` to 3 seconds of `All right now` dressed in, well you know what. Talk about one extreme to the other.
18 April 2011 19:47
…and here’s a little bit of Rizzo for Suefan.