Top Of The Pops 24 March 1977: Legs & Co. dance to “Sunny” by Boney M.
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Top Of The Pops 23 March 1978: Legs & Co dance to Rumour Has It by Donna Summer
Thanks to SuPaLu for the YouTube post.
From the old blog, Monday, 14 February 2011:
It’s a glamourous life, dancing on Top of the Pops every week, wearing beautiful outfits. Legs & Co. dance to Donna Summer’s Rumour Has It.
Thanks YMG, one of Ms.Colby’s really inventive routines and who else could look this sexy in these outfits I ask you?
16 February 2011 01:09
I bet Coronation Street never looked this good.
18 February 2011 12:22
Top of the Pops, 22nd March 1979: Legs & Co dance to Turn The Music Up by Players Association.
Hooray for literal choreography. Legs & Co. “turn the music up” on their giant radio dial. Then they all point to the floor for the “Party Down” refrain. Simple, effective, entertaining. You can just feel the fun the set designers had building that huge radio, too. Great stuff.
Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.
Top Of The Pops, 20 March 1980: Legs & Co. dance to Spirit of Radio by Rush
I’m willing to bet that the VT blokes at the BBC took delivery of a shiny new video effects system this week in 1980, and decided to try every single thing that it could do in this one performance.
But if you watch this visually incoherent mess carefully, you can spot bits of evidence that there really truly is a sophisticated bit of choreography going on in there.
Thanks to SuPaLu for the YouTube post.
Top of the Pops, 19 March 1981:
Legs & Co. dance to Can You Handle It? by Sharon Redd.
The Grecian Dance from class Miss Colby’s Terpsichorean Academy seem to have lost their way in the corridors of Television Centre, and ended up on one of those frightful pop music programmes. Showing admirable adaptiveness, they soon had a vernacular dance routine worked out, and ended up enjoying the experience.
Top of The Pops, 19 March 1981:
Legs & Co. dance to Lately by Stevie Wonder
From the old blog, Saturday, 12 March 2011:
Dramatic mood lighting? Bare feet? Wind machine? Must be Serious Ballad Time on TOTP. Here’s Legs & Co. dancing to Stevie Wonder’s Lately.
But wait: there’s another reason for all the sombre looks: as Some Guy points out in the comments, it’s Pauline’s final Legs appearance. Aw.
Some Guy said…
Goodbye and thankyou to lovely Pauline after this.
Not a fan of the low lighting and long shadows in this, but for me this is a quality routine all the same, and what a great song by Mr Wonder.
12 March 2011 08:44
Your right Some Guy, it is a quality effort. That moment of repose close to the end is super.
12 March 2011 11:18
Something primal about this that really appeals to me. I actually think the lightning contributes to the simplicity and style. All in all this one is great to relax a troubled mind for me
12 March 2011 16:44
a sad time for the original line up of legs and co losing one of their mates who made her mark in history with the dance troupe
13 March 2011 09:43
Top of the Pops, 17 March 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Moody Blue by Elvis Presley.
Sheer delight: our heroines in blue flouncy showgirl outfits, dancing to a lightweight but likeable song from The King. Vegas comes to Shepherd’s Bush.
Top of the Pops 16 March 1978: Legs & Co. dance to ‘Is This Love’ by Bob Marley & The Wailers
There’s not much of a West Indian community in my home town: consequently, I’ve not been to many blues parties. But even a square like me knows that this is not really the authentic way to dance to reggae.
But you know what? I don’t care. Legs & Co. are looking lovely here, even down to the pom-poms on their toes (or are they bows?), and they’re they’re dancing well – in a very European, un-funky style perhaps – but so what?
This is a delightful routine to watch. Authenticity be damned.
Top of the Pops 15/03/1979: Legs & Co. dance to I Want Your Love by Chic.
From the old blog, Thursday, 19 June 2014:
Chic numbers always seem to me to bring out the best in Flick’s choreography, and this one follows that pattern. A nice contrast between the cool detached formality of the big gown sequences, and the more sensual, sultry moves in the tiny outfits sections.
There’s a discussion of this performance going on, over on the OFTD forum.
Top of the Pops, 10 March 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to Torn Between Two Lovers by Mary MacGregor
Thanks to panspeople.com for the YouTube post.