27 April 1972: Pan’s People dance to Running Away by Sly and the Family Stone
Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.
From the old blog, Saturday, 23 April 2011:
Here’s a vintage filmed-on-location routine, from Pan’s People, dancing to Sly & the Family Stone’s Running Away. They’re having fun in a deserted department store: it’s a bit like “Dawn of The Dead” without the zombies.
Thanks to new contributor Katy Miss Queenie for sending a clip of this routine.
Good stuff Katy, many thanks. Always great to see Andi. 23 April 2011 08:36
Many thanks Katy for uploading this clip. 23 April 2011 13:41
Really nice to see a Pans routine out of the studio. Not Sly’s best effort though. Thanks Katy for sharing this. 23 April 2011 14:10
Top of the Pops, 11 March 1971: T. Rex Perform Hot Love while Pan’s People dance on a separate stage.
From the old blog, Wednesday, 21 April 2010:
Here’s a little vintage Pan’s People from TOTP in 1971. It’s a performance by T. Rex in the studio, with Pan’s People giving more of a supporting performance than a full dance routine. Well worth watching nonetheless. Those knitted (or is it crochet?) bikini tops are just so 1971.
Top of the Pops, 5 February 1970: Pan’s People dance to Judy Collins’ Both Sides Now.
A fairly muted performance here, to a middle-tempo folk-pop classic. Pan’s People uncharacteristically covered up in big patterned frocks with bags of smocking. When I posted this routine on the original blog I described the dresses as “Laura Ashley”, but on looking again, the style might be right for LA, but the fabric patterns don’t look traditional enough. If we only had a colour version of this recording to look at, that would settle it.
Top Of The Pops 22 January 70:
Pan’s People dance to Wedding Bell Blues by The Fifth Dimension.
It’s a mass wedding on Top of the Pops, and Pan’s People are the six beautiful brides: but it’s a 1970 wedding, so they’ve forsaken the traditional long trained-dress, and gone with tiny micro-mini-dresses instead. And nothing says 1970 like faun go-go boots!
Looks like the camera was operated by an amateur wedding photographer, too: just one static shot for the whole performance.
Top of the Pops, 14 January 1971:
Pan’s People dance to We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters
From the old blog, Saturday, 23 October 2010:
We haven’t seen any Pan’s People here for ages: to remedy that, here they are dancing to We’ve Only Just Begun by the Carpenters, from a recent TOTP2 repeat.
Going by the maxi-length frocks, the patterns and colours, and the fact the Andi and Flick are still in the group, I’d guess this was from 1970. Oh wait, look: it says “Jan 1971” right there on the clip. Duh.
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