Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Flick Colby - Daddy Buy Me A Girl - improved

I've posted a low-resolution version of this 1966 clip, featuring a few brief shots of a young Flick Colby, before: but now I've found a better quality, higher resolution version.

I counted 13 elephants here; and there is Flick, gamely trying to go-go dance while sitting on the back of number 6.

Dutch band Golden Earrings had lost their terminal "S" to become Golden Earring by the time the got to the British charts seven years later, with "Radar Love".

watch on youtube | download from mediafire 15.1 MB (password: ymg@oftd)

Monday, 21 July 2014

Legs & Co. - Night Fever - upgrade

I think "favourites" are a kind of trap: like Top Ten Lists and Awards Ceremonies, they turn appreciation of anything interesting into a dull numerical sport. But if I were forced at gunpoint to chose my favourite Legs & Co. performance, I would have a hard time finding any reasons not to pick this one.

Legs & Co. dance to The Bee Gees' Night Fever on Top of the Pops, 20 March 1978. A BBC 4 upgrade to this broken version.

watch on youtube | telly

download from mediafire (28.6 MB 480p SD)(password: ymg@oftd)

download from filefactory (140 MB 1080p HD)

Sunday, 20 July 2014

Pan's People - Yesterday (The Two Ronnies) upgrade

Pan's People dancing to José Feliciano's instrumental version of Yesterday on The Two Ronnies. 1973.

Another example of what Flick & Pans could do with the adequate rehearsal time usually denied them on TOTP. Choreography is understated (which is only apt for music like this) but still sophisticated.

A DVD-derived upgrade of a VHS clip I posted a while back. Not to be confused with a performance to the Beatles' original version, by a later incarnation of Pan's People, which I posted in 2011.

watch on youtube | telly.com | download from mediafire 22.1 MB (password: ymg@oftd)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Legs & Co - Got To Give It Up - update

The embedded youtube clips in Andeebee's posts of both Legs & Co / Marvin Gaye Got To Give It Up routines have died, rather suspiciously: I wonder if the Kopyright Kops are involved? Although strangely panspeople.com's youtube version is still around. And Andeebees dailymotion versions are fine. Anyway, here's their showgirl outfit routine from 12 May 1977.


watch on youtube | telly | dailymotion | download from mediafire 21 MB (password: ymg@oftd)

Friday, 18 July 2014

Legs & Co. - Dance (Disco Heat) - upgrade

The embedded video in my previous post of Legs & Co. dancing to Sylvester's Dance (Disco Heat) seems to have died. So it's high time for an improved BBC 4 upgrade.

From November 23rd 1978. Legs & Co. seem to be dancing in a set resembling a graving dock, though I can't make out any shipbuilding reference in the songs lyrics. These fringey fuchsia & purple outfits suit the energetic routine well.

Around a minute-and-a-half in, the lighting engineers seems to have woken up in panic "What? Sylvester? I'm supposed to dim the lights right down for a special effect here, aren't I?" and the lights start fading. Cue shouts from the gallery. "You idiot! That was the last one!" laughs the sound engineer at the next desk. Soon everything is restored.

watch on youtube | telly.com | dailymotion download from mediafire 35 MB (password: ymg@oftd)

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Legs & Co. - Hot Dog - Gill Solo

For Gill fans only here's an improved version of the routine where she sits on Shakin' Stevens' Hot Dog stand, chewing gum. Slightly better picture quality than my previously posted version which now seems to be broken anyway.

Is that Billy Bremner on pedal steel guitar? No not that Billy Bremner: that one.

watch on youtube | telly.com | download from mediafire 29 MB (password: ymg@oftd)

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Pan's People - Tap Turns On the Water - fixed

There was something not quite right about the rare clip of Pan's People dancing to "Tap Turns On the Water" by CCS that I posted last month, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Then forum regular VintageVideos got it: "the audio is completely out of sync (about 7 seconds)". Sure enough, when I played the routine back with a 7-second negative delay on the audio, suddenly the whole thing just made sense.

So I proceeded to spend the best part of an afternoon trying and failing to create a corrected version that I could put on the blog for everyone to see. After I took a break about an hour ago, what should land in my email inbox than this clip from PansLegs: like me he'd decided to make a corrected version of the clip: unlike me, he had succeeded!

A tip of the hat to VV for spotting the problem: and many thanks to PansLegs for providing the solution!