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Legs & Co. – Oh Lori

Top of The Pops, 23rd June 1977:
Legs & Co. dancing to Oh Lori by Alessi.

Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Sunday, 2 August 2009:

Bitter, twisted cynics, brace yourselves: here’s Legs & Co. in cute mode, dancing to The Alessi Brothers’ Oh Lori on Top of the Pops.

Comments:

PattiforPM said:

Spot on; any cuter and they’d melt. I love watching these routines that I didn’t appreciate as much first time around as a teenager. Thanks YMG
30 April 2011 15:13

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Legs & Co. – Cavatina

Top of the Pops, 21 June 1979:
Legs & Co. dance to Cavatina by John Williams.

From the old blog, Sunday, 10 october 2010:

Captain Peacock
Your attention please: Captain Peacock here. Mr. Rumbold and myself have become concerned at the slipping standards evident in this site recently. More and more people seem to be using the clips and downloads generously provided by our esteemed late employer, Young Mr. Grace, not for the original intended purpose (the appreciation of the terpsichorean artistry of these fine young ladies), but instead for purposes of lewd, lascivious and wanton self-gratification. Stop that sniggering at the back there: you know exactly what I’m talking about.

So, in an attempt to stem the tide of licentiousness, we have persuaded Young Mr. Grace to post an example of impeccable purity and chasteness. Here are Legs & Co. dancing to the beautiful Cavatina (theme from The Deer Hunter) played by that nice Hank Marvin John Williams (Mr. Rumbold says I should thank “Ryan” for spotting my error). Proper ballet dancing, in proper ballet costumes. And proper music too, not the wailing and crashing beat music that unfortunately seems to be the norm here.

So have a care, gentlemen: Myself and Mr. Rumbold are watching: and we will take a dim view of anyone who dares think of these most fragrant and virtuous flowers of womanhood in terms anything other than those they deserve. You filthy swine.

Comments:

Brian said…

Many thansks. Mr.Grace. Greatly appreciated.
10 October 2010 12:31

74benja81 said…

A lovely sound track by John Williams.That always brings a tear to my eye.With an exceptional Ballet dance by the lovely Legs and Co. What more can a man ask for in seeing and hearing in life. What Joy this clip brings to the soul! Nice posting. Benja 🙂
20 December 2011 21:03

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Legs & Co. – Take it to the Top

Top of the Pops, 18 June 1981: Legs & Co dance to Kool & the Gang’s Take It To The Top.

Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – You’re Gonna Get Next to Me

Top of the Pops 16/06/1977:
Legs & Co. dance to You’re Gonna Get Next to Me by Bo Kirkland and Ruth Davis.

A welcome return to TOTP for Ruby Flipper’s Floid, dancing with Pauline, while the other five members of Legs & Co. drag some rather sheepish audience blokes around the dance floor.

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Legs & Co. – Say When

Top of the Pops, 14 June 1979: Legs & Co. dance to “Say When” by Lene Lovitch.

A fine pop hit for Lene Lovich, (Miss Outré 1979), this number montages together two performances from Legs & Co. in different outfits. While the little gold lamé numbers are very glamourous, I think the powder-blue with gold accessories look is more fetching.

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Ruby Flipper – The Continental

Top of the Pops 10 June 1976: Ruby Flipper dance to The Continental by Maureen McGovern (10 June 1976).

Ruby Flipper slimmed down to a pair: Phil and Lulu in period costumes to match this 1934 number. Lulu’s gamine figure perfectly suits the posh thirties frock she’s dancing in.

From the old blog, Sunday, 24 January 2010:

Continuing Ruby Flipper performances from German satallite TV channel Einsfestival’s repeats of TOTP.

One for Lulu fans only…

Comments

Some Guy said:
Phil Steggles you lucky man.How many men in 1976 would have liked to have been you in this routine. You must have had 5 or 6 months of absolute heaven working with these angels.
20 November 2010 22:45

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Legs & Co. – Show You the Way to Go

Top Of The Pops 9 June 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to “Show You the Way to Go” by The Jacksons.

Thanks to Andeebee for the youtube post.

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Legs & Co.- Ça Plane Pour Moi

Top of the Pops 8 June 1978: Plastic Bertrand and Legs & Co. perform Ça Plane Pour Moi.

I can’t find any record of my comments from the old blog, so I’ll have to recreate them from memory. I believe I said…

Plastic Bertrand was only ever a showbiz fake, a punk manqué: but the girls’ outfits here, seemly improvised from various bits of plastic over simple leotards, are far closer to capturing the spirit of Punk than their power pop outfits for Silly Thing, or their Zandra-Rhodesy Something Else dresses ever did.

No, this cheap & cheerful approach, embracing the plastic aesthetic (which after all is why Bertrand chose “Plastic” for his showbiz name) is much closer to the do-it-yourself, anti-fashion philosophy at the heart of punk.

Meanwhile, I guess the half-baguettes that they are waving about it some sort of reference to Plastic’s francophone roots as a Belgian. But I was always mystified by the halves: surely the budget could stretch to a baguette each. I wonder now if the full length baguettes turned out to be too unwieldy for the routine in rehearsal. Just my speculation, of course.

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Legs & Co. – Ring My Bell

Top of the Pops, 07/06/1979: Legs & Co. dance to Anita Ward’s “Ring My Bell”

Top of the Pops combined Synchronized Swimming & Morris Dancing Team perform a delightful routine to this Anita Ward hit, which brought the sound of synthesised drums to popular attention. And school playgrounds up and down the country resounded to the sound of “Poooow! Poooow!” for weeks to come.

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Legs & Co. – One Day In Your Life

Two performances from Legs & Co., dancing to Michael Kackson’s One Day In Your Life.

version 1: 4 June 1981 (repeated 2 July)

Version 2: 25 June 1981

Help ma boab. Both of these performances were repeated, but I’m guessing the dates by the presenters mentioned in Popscene’s listings. I’m sure some knowledgable forum members will correct me if I’ve got it wrong.

Thanks to Lee Nichols for this youtube posting.

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