When I first watched this latest contribution from PattiforPM, I was sure I had already posted an inferior-quality version, way back in the early days of this blog: but I'be searched, and it's nowhere to be seen. Maybe I considered it, but rejected it on quality grounds: it was a pretty ropey, low-res, high-noise version. Anyway, thanks to PattiforPM, here's Legs & Co dancing to Al Hudson & Partners' You Can Do It.
Sunday, 31 October 2010
Saturday, 30 October 2010
Here's a couple of special treats for the Halloween season: not just a clip of Pan's People dancing to Monster Mash: two clips!.
The first will probably be the most familiar: the girls in monster-movie themed fancy dress. Louise get the easy option as a sort of tap-dancing vampire. Deedee is an egyptian mummy with a twenties flavour. Cherry is the cutest bat you've ever seen. Ruth draws the short straw in the gorilla outfit as King Kong. And I just can't make out what Babs in meant to be: an alien car-hop?
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The second is an earlier clip, from the time when Top of the Pops regularly commisioned and created short films to how where the artists weren’t available to perform in the studio. Here, amidst various kooky spooky goings on, Pan's People dance around in a vaulted basement wearing sexy Morticia-Adams-type outfits. Merely a small taste in this incomplete clip, I'm afraid, but it's all I can find.
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Thursday, 28 October 2010
Danger: Ladies at Work
Literal Interpretation? There's none of that choreography-as-mime stuff that sneering pundits often complain about here. Instead we have tongue-in-cheek interpretation of the Spinners song title. Of course they always had to be referred to as the Detroit Spinners in the UK, just in case anybody mistook them for a bunch of beardie scousers in comfy jumpers singing about how they've got a cathedral to spare.
Another gift from the increasingly generous PattieforPM. Many thanks, as always.
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Am I a square? I've certainly never heard of The Flasher or Mistura, whether they're featuring Lloyd Michels or not. I hear it's an old Northern Soul Favourite. Anyway, here's Cherry in the cutest Grass skirt, Patti in a posh frock and tiara, and Sue channelling the spirit of Shirley Temple: along with the usual Ruby Flipper blokes.
Sorry lads: of course I regard your dancing skills with the utmost respect, but that respect is drowned out by the howling gale of envy: my own envy, and the mountain of aggregate envy from every teenage boy in Britain in the summer of 1976. Peace.
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Wednesday, 27 October 2010
Tuesday, 26 October 2010
The clips from PattiforPM just keep coming: here's another: Legs & Co in very fetching little two-colour dresses, dancing to Dr. Hook's Sexy Eyes. Many thanks again to PattieforPM.
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More early Pan's People, here appearing with Georgie Fame while he sings Seventh Son. From The Price of Fame, the TV show he shared with Georgie Fame.
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Monday, 25 October 2010
Here's another vintage Pan's People performance on Top of the Pops. A location shoot, dancing to Barbra Streisand's Stoney End on the deck of a ship, while some lucky sailors watch.
Update: This embedded video clip originally on this post is broken: but I've posted a better-quality version here, anyway.
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Legs & Co. in groovy mod-revival black & white mini-dresses, dancing to Green Onions by Booker T & the MGs.
Yet another donation from the generous PattuforPM. Thanks again.
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Sunday, 24 October 2010
The stream of wonderful clips from of PattiforPM continues. Here's another: Legs & Co. dance to Sister Sledge's Lost in Music. Whoohoo! Many thanks.
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Saturday, 23 October 2010
We haven't seen any Pan's People here for ages: to remedy that, here they are dancing to We've Only Just Begun by the Carpenters, from a recent TOTP2 repeat.
Going by the maxi-length frocks, the patterns and colours, and the fact the Andi and Flick are still in the group, I'd guess this was from 1970. Oh wait, look: it says "Jan 1971" right there on the clip. Duh.
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Friday, 22 October 2010
PattiforPM's generous donations keep coming: here's Legs & Co. dancing to David Bowie's Fashion, from that strange early eighties period when Top of the Pops felt the need to dub party noises on top of the music. Thanks again to PattiforPM.
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Thursday, 21 October 2010
Here's another clip from PattiforPM. This time it's "Let's Go Round Again" by the Average White Band. "Legs & Co in white swimsuits; how on earth could Mr Rumbold or even Mrs Slocombe object to that?" Indeed. Thanks, PattiforPM!
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Legs and Co. dance to Blondie's Sunday Girl on Top of the Pops, in 1979.
I posted an inferior version of this clip a while ago: here's a much improved, higher resolution version.
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Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Greetings everyone: Mr. Rumbold speaking. Call me Cuthbert. While I agree wholeheartedly the broad thrust of Captain Peacock's complaints about the regretable level of prurience in the modern world in general, and in this site in principle, I'm bound to say that I find the tone of his statement somewhat confrontational. Stephen's military background perhaps is the explanation for his enthusism in censuring behaviour he considers unscceptable. Whereas I, with my years of experience in a management role, would favour a more conciliatory approach.
So here is a clever and entertaining example of Miss Felicity Colby's chereography, as Legs and Company join that nice Mr. Paul Nicholas on Top of the Pops, performing Grandma’s Party.
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Thursday, 14 October 2010
Here's another clip courtesy of PattiforPM: Legs & Co. on Top of the Pops, dancing to Boogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey. 1978, I think. Thanks again to PattiforPM.
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Sunday, 10 October 2010
Your attention please: Captain Peacock here. Mr. Rumbold and myself have become concerned at the slipping standards evident in this site recently. More and more people seem to be using the clips and downloads generously provided by our esteemed late employer, Young Mr. Grace, not for the original intended purpose (the appreciation of the terpsichorean artistry of these fine young ladies), but instead for purposes of lewd, lascivious and wanton self-gratification. Stop that sniggering at the back there: you know exactly what I'm talking about.
So, in an attempt to stem the tide of licentiousness, we have persuaded Young Mr. Grace to post an example of impeccable purity and chasteness. Here are Legs & Co. dancing to the beautiful Cavatina (theme from The Deer Hunter) played by that nice
Hank Marvin John Williams (Mr. Rumbold says I should thank "Ryan" for spotting my error). Proper ballet dancing, in proper ballet costumes. And proper music too, not the wailing and crashing beat music that unfortunately seems to be the norm here.
So have a care, gentlemen: Myself and Mr. Rumbold are watching: and we will take a dim view of anyone who dares think of these most fragrant and virtuous flowers of womanhood in terms anything other than those they deserve. You filthy swine.
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Tuesday, 5 October 2010
Hello and a tip of the hat to PattieforPM, who donated this clip: Legs & Co. dancing to 's Got to Give it Up on Top of the Pops. Thanks!
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Friday, 1 October 2010
Early Legs & Co dancing to the Steve Miller Band's Rock'N'Me. So early that they haven't even officially been named yet: at the start of this clip. Noel E talks about the naming competition.
Meanwhile, the new BBC technician lad, distracted by the skimpyness of the girls' outfits, has obviously dropped far too much dry ice into his bucket of water, causing everyone to be engulfed in billowing waves of carbon dioxide.
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