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Pan’s People – Silver Star

Top of The Pops, 29 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to the Four Seasons’ Silver Star.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

Pan’s People’s final appearance on Top of the Pops, feature an emotional solo performance from Ruth, in the slow middle section.

From the old blog, Wednesday, 5 November 2008:

Pan’s People dance to the Four Seasons’ Silver Star: their last appearance on Top of The Pops, in April 1976.

comments:

74benja81 said…

I think this is Pans people’s last dance on TOTP, not sure though. Then Ruby Flipper took the lead for a little time in 1976. The fist time I saw this clip in 76, Ruth looks really upset, close to tears doing her solo dance, I was always wondering why this was so, until I saw this clip on UK Gold in 1993, then I found out it was her last dance was Pans. Her being upset, shows her total commitment and love of being with Pans and being a dancer. Have to mention, A very young Sue looks cute hear as always, and matured beautifully every year. Nice post. Benja 🙂
15 December 2011 21:35

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Pan’s People – More More More

Top of the Pops 29 April 1976,
Pan’s People dancing to The Andrea True Connection’s More More More.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Pan’s People – You Sexy Sugar Plum

Top of the Pops, 22 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to Rodger Collins’ You Sexy Sugar Plum.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 2 November 2010:

Mary’s presence places this in the late period of Pan’s People’s reign on TOTP. Even though those outfits look like they came from charity shops, their brevity seems to fit well with the song title: You Sexy Sugar Plum by Roger Collins.

comments:

Some Guy said…

Not seen this one before, so thanks young mister grace for posted it. Not sure if its possible for a fresh faced sue menhenick to look any fitter.
7 November 2010 00:30

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Pan’s People – Disco Connection

TOTP, 15 April 1976: Pan’s People, dancing to Isaac hayes’ Disco Connection.

Thanks to Glenn Marshall for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 26 August 2008:

comment:

gr8musicvids said…

Just thought I’d leave you a message to say keep up the great work with this blog. I was a teen in the 70’s so you have now made an old dad very happy. I’ve been searching all over the internet for Pans People for years and these clips here are great, the best I have found. Thanks ;o)

30 August 2008 09:19

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Pan’s People – Homely Girl

TOTP, 11 April 1974: Pan’s People dance to the Chi-lites Homely Girl.

From the old blog, Monday 26 July 2010:

I’m surprised I haven’t got around to posting this little gem of literal choreography until now. To celebrate my return to life with a third post in one day, here’s Pan’s People transforming from dungarees and marker-pen freckles (“Homely Girl”) to fur-fringed baby-doll nighties and silver slippers (“You’re a beautiful woman’). To the music of the Chi-lites.

Thanks once again to Einsfestival for the rebroadcast.

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Pan’s People – Paperback Writer

Top of the Pops, 8 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to Paperback Writer by The Beatles.

Cherry, Mary, Ruth and Sue dance among paperback book racks of the sort only now seen in charity shops, clutching open books.

In early 1976, EMI re-launched* all of their Beatles singles catalogue, along with a new single release of Yesterday (already a hit in America in 1965, it was only originally released as an album and EP track in the UK). Here’s one of the couple that made it into the charts on relaunch, the 1966 hit Paperback Writer. The song had been kept alive in the public’s ear through its use as a theme tune to Read All About It, Melvyn Bragg’s BBC book review programme.

* Realunched, as opposed to re-released: all the singles had remained available in the EMI catalogue since their original release: none had been deleted.

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Pan’s People – Jungle Rock

Top of the Pops, April 1st 1976: Pan’s People dance to Hank Mizell’s Jungle Rock.

One of the rare few songs that both Pan’s People and Legs & Co. have danced to, this performance is much more substantial than Legs & Co’s loose festive reprise in the Christmas episode later that year. Some neat choreography here, and the on-safari victorian explorer outfits are pretty cute. Some nice dancing from the animals too.

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Pan’s People – Seasons in the Sun

Top of the Pops, 28 March 1974: Pan’s People dance Seasons in the Sun by Terry Jacks.

Many thanks to the generous anonymous donor who sent this rare clip for the old blog last year.

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Pan’s People – Yesterday

Top of the Pops, 25 march 1976: Pan’s People dance to The Beatles’ Yesterday.

From the old blog, Friday, 26 August 2011:

Yet another generous contribution from PattiforPM: here are Pan’s People dancing to the Fab Four’s Yesterday, part of the great Beatles reissued-singles chart onslaught of 1976.

Comments:

Some Guy said…

Thanks P4PM, another late PP treat, dont remember this dance first time round. Like the imaginative choreography with the large circular steps and love Cherrys dead pan stare at 1.17 also. All super stuff.
27 August 2011 08:39

Suefan said…

Like Ryan I like the choreography; the costumes, now that’s another matter.
27 August 2011 15:14

PattiforPM said…

I too love Cherry’s commanding performance here. The costumes are a little strange, perhaps biblical grass skirts but I’m not sure. Where’s Ms Emmapeelpants our resident fashionista when we need her?
29 August 2011 01:57

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Pan’s People – Until You Come Back To Me

Top of the Pops, 14 March 1974: Pan’s People dance to Aretha Franklin’s Until You Come Back To Me.

From the old blog, Saturday, 5 July 2014:

We’ve already had a grainy, low-quality black & white version of this classic Pan’s People routine on the blog for a while. But now, thanks to my anonymous benefactor, here’s a full colour version. Pan’s People dance to Aretha Franlin’s Until You Come Back To Me on Top of the Pops, 14 March 1974.

Still not perfectly picture quality, but a big improvement. Those posh frocks certainly benefit from the restored colour.

Thanks again to my anonymous donor.

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VintageVideos said…

I just love how Ruth is Aretha Franklin in this routine. First class!
5 July 2014 12:33

form sp said…

What beautifull fabric on those dresses.
The color version really shows just what shade of green louise in wearing.
Thanks for posting this and the others. A job well done OFTDs
Katy and Claie
5 July 2014 16:28

PattiforPM said…

I’m a convert Vin. Ruthie is fantastic here and I swear she calls me “baby” at least once too! Thanks anon poster and YMG
6 July 2014 05:15

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