Legs & Co. dance to Donna Summer's Bad Girls on Top of the Pops.
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Rubt Flipper's second appearance on the TOTP os 17 June 1976, dancing to Candy Staton's Young Hearts Run Free. Silly outfits all round, apart from Cherry.
No Lulu again, as with Sold My Rock'n'Roll. Thanks again to nyrainbow4 for this and all his other YouTube posts.
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Top of the Pops from the week following my previous Ruby Flipper post was 17-06-1976: again they had two routines. In the first, dance to Linda & The Funky Boys Sold My Rock'N'Roll.
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Pan’s People turn up the class in this, another performance from The Two Ronnies. It's José Feliciano’s version of Yesterday.
Of course, you know who wrote it and so do I, but if I went ahead and wrote their name down, there's always the chance that The Copyright Gestapo would break down our veritable doors.
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Another Ruby Flipper performance, from the same TOTP as the previous post: 10 June 1976. This time, it's for Patti fans only: a solo dance to Dion's The Wanderer.
Judging by the complexity of the choreography and the sophisticated costume & set design, I reckon Flick had oh, what, maybe 15 minutes notice to prepare this.
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Continuing Ruby Flipper performances from German satallite TV channel Einsfestival's repeats of TOTP. Thanks again to nyrainbow4 for uploading all these clips to YouTube.
One for Lulu fans only. Lulu and Philp dance to Maureen McGovern's The Continental on Top of the Pops, originally broadcast June 10 1976.
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In response to another request from hadeel, here's a Legs & Co clips compilation from a TOTP Christmas special in 1979, to the sound of Racey's Some Girls.
Three years before the release of Quantel's Paintbox, I suppose the TOTP graphics guys must have just got their hands on whatever the BBC had before: I'm guessing a Quantel DFS 3000, but I'm no boffin. Honest.
I found this clip at Jondee's Cheesy Music Videos blog, so thanks and credit are due to him.
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From Ruby Flipper's second week on TOTP: Sue, Floyd & Lulu dance while Paul Nicholas "sings" his fairly dire Reggae Like It Used To Be. It's all ersatz: an actor playing a singer singing a pop song with reggae overtones, about the lack of "real" reggae". Too much Paul, not enough 'Flipper, if you ask me.
A little of Lulu's just-out-of dance-school nerves are detectable here: at 01:29, she's clearly looking over behind the camera: my guess is that it's Flick Colby, encouraging them and probably acting out the movements too. But I don't mean any criticism here: after all, they've had only a week to devise and rehearse three separate routines.
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