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.
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
Like Ryan I like the choreography; the costumes, now that’s another matter. 27 August 2011 15:14
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
Top of the Pops, 8 January 1976:
Pan’s People dance to Itchycoo Park by The Small Faces.
Late period Pan’s People relive the sixties dancing to a Small Faces classic, around a giant mushroom, wearing groovy crocheted shawls. Topped and tailed with Noel Edmonds demonstrating that he truly was the TOTP Bad Pun Champion.
Thanks top Andeebee for the YouTube post (and to Vintage Video who supplied him with the clip).
Top of the Pops Day-before-Christmas-Eve Special, 23 December 1975: Pan’s People dance to Barbados by Typically Tropical.
Pan’s People in a typical wintery landscape, complete with snowman and TV studio fake snow, shivering in their big fur coats as they try to keep warm. But how will they represent the tropical beaches, sunshine and heat that the song portrays so vividly? What surprising technique will they use to represent the hot summer sun of Barbados?
TOTP 16 October 1975: Rehearsal footage of Pan’s People dancing to Elton John’s Island Girl.
Dubbed Sound version:
Original rehearsal footage:
From the old blog, Friday, 12 August 2011:
Katy miss queenie requested this routine a while ago: I didn’t have it, but beautifulbabs pointed me to this YouTube video, which I think was uploaded by our good friends over at panspeople.com. It’s a recording of a TOTP rehearsal (PP appear around the 3:57 mark), and while it’s fascinating stuff, the performance itself is hampered by audio from the studio gallery drowning out ole’ Reg Dwight.
So at katy miss queenie’s suggestion, I’ve dubbed audio from the original record, to get a better idea of the performance. That’s meant a further slight degradation of video quality, which wasn’t to great to start with, but it seems like the best we can get. Unless of course, someone out there has a better quality version.
Excellent work YMG. I thought only HLPR could do this kind of clever stuff around here. Can’t believe the actual performance was any better except for the colours.
12 August 2011 22:18
Yes well done YMG, much better without the PA chatter. Always the gent P4pm but it looks a little rough around the edges to me. Some of those girls at the back of the class aren’t paying proper attention and mistress Flick will be on their case if they are not careful!
12 August 2011 22:29
Could we also have the original sounds, so I can try out what the various instruction mean. thank you
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.
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
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.
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
We're having some problems with embedded clips from Google Drive: If you click to play the affected videos, you might get an error message, or an endlessly spinning buffer graphic.
While we wait for Google to sort this out: if you click on the "Pop Out" button in the top right corner of the video preview (or the error message) you can still watch the clip in a new browser window.
My old One for the Dads blog was shut down by the Kopyright Kops. So here's a new one. Still showing performances from Legs & Co., Pan's People and Ruby Flipper, amongst others. But no more downloads. Sorry.