David "Kid Canuck" Jensen introduces Legs & Co, dancing to David Soul's Don't Give Up On Us.
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Pan's People from their residency on series 3 of The Two Ronnies, in tiny silver outfits with silver go-go boots, and lots and lots of beads. Listen to those beads swish and rattle!
I can't identify the music: a generic brass-heavy big band funk workout of some sort. Any further information would be welcome.
Update 12 August 2012: It's Altar Rock, by Bobby Keys: from his self-titled 1972 album.
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Legs & Co on TOTP, dancing to Rita Coolidge's We're All Alone. Also figuratively dancing on the knife-edge of good taste, with the dangerous colour combination of orange and turquoise. Introduced by Kid "David" Jensen.
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Ruby Flipper, in extremely cute teeny tiny outfits, dancing to The BeeGees' You Should Be Dancing on Top of the Pops. Introduced by No Lead Mince. Einsfestival holt uns Freude.
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What song could be more inappropriate for such womanly dancers as Pan's People, than Chicago's I'm A Man? Six groovy 1970 chicks, in glorious archive monochrome. Von Einsfestival die Wächter unserer süßen Speicher.
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Christmas TOTP 1974: Pan's People dance to the New Seekers' You Won't Find Another Fool Like me. They're glum! They're cute! Ein anderes Geschenk von einsfestival.
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Pan's People dance to I Can't Stop, sung by the Osmonds, on TOTP. Dank unserer Wohltäter bei Einsfestival.
Kudos to Einsfestival, the German satellite TV channel currently repeating classic TOTP episodes.
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Former Ruby Flipperer Floyd makes a guest appearance with Legs & Co, as they dance to John "Pulp Fiction doesn't excuse you for Battlefield Earth" Travolta and Olivia "Nothing can excuse Xanadu" Newton-John's You're the One That I Want.
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Legs & Co dancing avec Belgian punk le plus bogus Plastic Bertrand, quand il chant Ça Plane Pour Moi, ca seule hit en Royaume-Uni. Elles ondulent des baguettes, pour quelque raison innconu.
That's enough franglais, I think.
This is a request posting for hadeel. The video quality is pretty poor, I'm afraid, but it's the best I can find. I'd be happy to hear from anyone who can supply a better quality version, bien sûr.
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You probably don't need me to tell you that YouTube has plenty of clips of Pan's People, Legs & Co., and all the other dance groups covered in this blog. I've avoided just slapping up embedded YouTube clips until now, preferring to concentrate on clips that I can offer as downloads.
YouTube clips come in various qualities, from nicely converted Freeview digital clips, to grainy old VHS, and even what looks like video cameras pointed at TV screens.
One YouTube poster with a particular good source of unique clips is tvinsider4. Brian requested this clip of Legs & Co dancing to Tom Browne's Funkin' For Jamaica, and since I can't find a downloadable source anywhere, I'm posting tvinsider4's YouTube clip (here's the original).
Of course if you really really want a downloadable version of this clip, there are plenty of people out there in the electric soup explaining how to download YouTube clips. Google is your friend.
Thanks are due to tvinsider4 for this clip, and his many others. And if anyone can point me in the direction of a better quality version, I'd be most grateful.
Update 16 February 2013: This clip seems to also be broken. but I've posted another, better version here.
Pan's People on TOTP, dancing to Papa was A Rolling Stone by the Tempatations. With some very ropey old colour-separation overlay, from the Analogue Age of Television Effects.
Bookended by creepy old Jimmy Saville, and some very nervous girls. And who can blame them?
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Pan's People on Top of the Pops, a divine vision in silver sequins. The song is Master Jacko Whackson's 1972 cover of Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers.
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Benny Hill and his chums do the usual weak gags, while Hill’s Angels make Dads all over Seventies-TV-Land stop reading their papers.
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Thanks to everyone who's helping with the never-ending task of keeping clips on the blog watchable. Some recent fixes:
I'd love to see any clips you might have: of Pan's People. Legs & Co., Ruby Flipper or any similar dance groups. This widget should make uploading your file as simple as possible.
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