Many thanks to Buscksby, who sent me this clip from Top of the Pops, 3rd September 1981. At this late stage on their TOTP career, Legs & Co. were all to often relegated to the background, as they are here. But at least we get a few seconds of Gill and Lulu (and even a little Sue) at the at the beginning of the clip, with Peter Powell.
Thursday, 29 March 2012
Wednesday, 21 March 2012
Here's a rare early appearance by Pan's People on German TV show Beat Beat Beat (1968), dancing while Tom Jones sings. Flick, Babs and Dee Dee are featured in frustratingly short clips, but the survival of any appearance at all from this early in the groups career is welcome.
If you're not a Tom Jones fan, you can safely skip the first two (of four) songs. We don't start getting glimpses of PP until the third, "I'm Not Responsible".
The choreography here, like the few other clips we have from Beat Club around this time, is standard mid-sixties gogo dancing, but I'd assume that's about the limited imagination amongst TV producers at the time.
Thanks to beautifulbabs (and our friends over on panspeople.com for spotting this Youtube clip.
Mediafire download (coming soon...)
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
Here's a second clip from Legs & Co, on ITV's The Video Entertainers, 27 July 1982. I don't know anything about the song Las Vegas, and I can't identify the singer. As with the previous clip, the dancers, but (as identified on the discussion forum) are Lulu, Patti, Sue, "Patricia" and "Tanya".
Thursday, 8 March 2012
Thanks again to the generous PattiforPM, we have another rare clip: this time, Pan's People appearing in Crackerjack's (Crackerjack!) Christmas Panto, 24 December 1974. It's clearly Aladdin, and I reckon it's the scene early in the story, where the evil magician bloke has sent Aladdin into the scary cave to find the treasure for him. And of course the treasure turns out to be... Pan's People!
It's quite difficult to identify the dancers here, partially because of their heavy stage make-up and big colourful wigs, but mainly because whoever is doing the video mixing just doesn't want to give us a clear close up shot of any of the dancers. Cherry, by virtue of her height, is easiest to spot as the dancer in pink: I reckon Sue is in green, Babs is in Blue, Ruth's in Purple, and Dee Dee in red.
Tuesday, 6 March 2012
Here's an extremely rare post-TOTP appearance from Legs & Co, on ITV's The Video Entertainers, 27 July 1982. The song must have been deemed acceptable back then, but nowadays, it seems (to me anyway) frankly creepy. I can't identify the singer: a quick google shows that lots of bands on the heavier end of the rock spectrum (Motorhead, Aerosmith, Ted Nugent, Eric Clapton...) have used the title, but none of them seem to be this one.
It's fairly difficult to identify dancers, but (over on the discussion forum) Susie, who seems a reliable source, had identified the dancers as Lulu, Patti, Sue, "Patricia" and "Tanya".
Update; thanks to commenter Ale, who correctly identified thesinger (and writer) as Gerard Kenny.