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.
Top of the Pops 1st January 1970. A marvellous start to the seventies, as Pan’s People dance to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River.
From the old blog, Friday, 7 September 2012
Pan’s People dance to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River. I posted a low-quality version of this performance last year, and hoped against hope that someone somewhere would come forward with a better version. Well, hallelujah! Someone just posted this much better version on YouTube. Thanks gibb1962, whoever you are!
It’s clearly a rehearsal performance, not the broadcast one. But who cares: and check out those silver gogo boots! Woohoo!
From the old blog, Thursday, 21 April 2011
music obsessive said…
As I intimated on my Louise Compilation comment, this is my favourite of Flick’s early ‘Go-go’ routines. It is just wonderful – combining a great song with some real movement. Also, the girls really put some effort in, despite it being (I think) a rehearsal take? Great to see Andi get it wrong on a couple of occasions yet pick it up instantly. 21 April 2011 09:12
…what a powerhouse performance this is. Louise is just a wild woman. When Andi stops it’s like she can’t take any more G-force and has to take a break. Great stuff 22 April 2011 17:37
yes indeed this is a rehearsel clip from the afternoon 23 April 2011 13:39
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