Ruby Flipper – Reggae Like it Used To Be

Top of the Pops, 13 May 1976:
Ruby Flipper dance, Paul Nicholas sings Reggae Like it Used To Be.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Friday, 1 January 2010

From Ruby Flipper’s second week on TOTP: Sue, Floyd & Lulu dance while Paul Nicholas “sings” his fairly dire Reggae Like It Used To Be. It’s all ersatz: an actor playing a singer singing a pop song with reggae overtones, about the lack of “real” reggae. Too much Paul, not enough ‘Flipper, if you ask me.

A little of Lulu’s just-out-of-dance-school nerves are detectable here: at 01:29, she’s clearly looking over behind the camera: my guess is that it’s Flick Colby, encouraging them and probably acting out the movements too. But I don’t mean any criticism here: after all, they’ve had only a week to devise and rehearse three separate routines.

Comments

Some Guy said…

The big old hairy cornflake DLT gets the chance to dance with sue and lulu and dances like a clown.
13 November 2010 23:06

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