Legs & Co. – Chanson d’Amour

Top of the Pops, 17 February 1977:
Legs & Co. dance to Chanson D’Amour by Manhattan Transfer.

From the old blog Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Here’s another clip previously posted only in downloadable form: Legs & Co. dancing to Chanson d’Amour by Manhattan Transfer.

Comments:

Suefan said…

Hi YMG, and thanks for this much better copy than the one I previously had. Easy to have been a chanteur if given the opportunity to serenade any of these lovely mademoiselle. I bet those chairs came in handy when fending of their more amorous admirers!
4 May 2011 16:04

Some Guy said…

Just wonderful this one, gotta be in my top 5. Much better without the TOTPs 2 guff all over it.
Stunning close ups of Sue in this,she even blows us a delicate kiss. I like the way Rosie tries to get comfortable on her chair but dosent quite seem to succeed. Nice cavorting chair work from Patti also, funny faces from Pauline, big beautiful close up of Gill. Lulu kinda misses out a bit, but this is Legs & Co at there brilliant best.
4 May 2011 16:30

PattiforPM said…
A Classic with all ladies on top form, fetching costumes and a lovely lazy beat to perform their magic for us.
5 May 2011 05:07

jez said…

plenty of long legs to be seen in this clip
5 May 2011 19:59

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Pan’s People – You’re the First, the Last, My Everything (05/12/74)

Top of the Pops, 5 December 1974
Pan’s People dance to You’re the First, the Last, My Everything

Pan’s People in big floppy veiled hats and white leotards, dancing in dry-ice mist (kept under control for once) to Barry White’s classic song.
NB: There’s no video for the first few seconds of music.

I’ve been looking for this rare Pan’s People routine for a long time, and recently a decidedly ropey version, marred by an excessively large central watermark, has appeared on YouTube.
So I’m very pleased to be able to post this superior version, contributed by generous forum regular Vintage Videos. Thanks Vin!

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Legs & Co. – Wishing on a Star

Top of the Pops, 16 February 1978:
Legs & Co. dance to Wishing on a Star by Rose Royce.

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Pan’s People – I Want You Back

Top of the Pops 12 February 1970: Pan’s People dance to “I Want You Back” by the Jackson 5.

A superb performance from the 1970 line-up of Pan’s People: exuberant choreography to match the jubilant Jackson 5 hit.

From the old blog, Friday, 5 August 2011:

… this really is a vintage Flick-&-Andi-era Pans People Performance.

comments:

carl said…

This is another one I haven’t seen before. I love those 1970 shows. I wish the BBC would recolourise those jan/feb shows that exist then we can see Pans in their all colour glory.

5 August 2011 16:21

PattiforPM said…

Yup Classic Go-Go style and nice outfits to boot. Great to see at least a few of these early Pans performances.

9 August 2011 13:43

Suefan said…

Any Andi is well worth having so thanks YMG.

10 August 2011 23:34

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Pan’s People – Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto

Top of the Pops, 12 February 1976: Pan’s People dance to Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez (Theme From 2nd Movement) by Manuel & the Music of the Mountains.

Let’s listen in on the TOTP production meeting for that week… in my imagination:

BBC Bloke 1: Okay, ELO, Guys & Dolls, Slik… we’ve got all the bands booked: what about the Pan’s People Number?

BBC Bloke 2: Well “Low Rider” by War is up to Number 15: that’s a great, funky danceable number: the Osibisa song “Sunshine Day” has a good groove.

BBC Bloke 3: And Slade’s “Let’s Call it Quits” is a new entry: Pan’s People always do well with a bit of raunchy Rock’n’Roll…

BBC Bloke 1: Yes, they all sound great. But wait a minute: isn’t this the week Lesley Judd is joining them for a feature? We can’t do anything too suggestive if it’s going out on Blue Peter too.

BBC Bloke 2: Damn! I forgot about that: Okay, what about the boring classical guitar thing? It’s dead unsexy. We can put them in smocky ethnic outfits with big dresses.

BBC Bloke 1: Okay, that’ll do nicely.

From the old blog, Friday, 19 August 2011

Here’s Blue Peter’s Lesley Judd making a special guest appearance with Pan’s People, for a Blue Peter feature, dancing to Rodrigo’s Guitar Concerto by Manuel & His Music of the Moutains. Another gift from PattiforPM: many thanks.

Comments:

carl said…

another fantastic upload. cheers
19 August 2011 20:53

Some Guy said…

…the wonderful Sue…
20 August 2011 06:37

Suefan said…

And such a sexy senorita too – too much vino El YMG! Another great dance routine from Flick and the girls. Great stuff.
20 August 2011 08:44

mojo2007 said…

a real rare one. lovely.
20 August 2011 21:15

PattiforPM said…

I love this one too. Smooth action and would have looked good on location at Machu Picchu.
23 August 2011 14:33

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Legs & Co. – Take A Chance On Me

Top Of The Pops 9 February 1978:
Legs & Co dance to “Take A Chance On Me” by Abba.

From the old blog, Wednesday, 6 March 2013:

Legs & Co. dance to Abba’s Take a Chance on Me, in silver boots, black spangly leggings and fuchsia cummerbunds. From February 9th 1978, this routine takes place in a colour-coordinated fuchsia and black set dominated by arrow graphics: highly fashionable, with the late seventies post-punk mod revival just beginning to take off around then.

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Legs & Co. – Chiquitita

Top of the Pops, 8 February 1979: Legs & Co dance to Chiquitita by Abba.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Friday, 8 July 2011:

Here are Legs & Co. in traditional Spanish outfits, dancing to Abba’s Chiquitita.

Thanks to PattiforPM, who sent me this clip.

Comments:

Suefan said…

Come on Kid show a bit more enthusiasm. This is quite a decent ‘go’ and smashing costumes. But I think these girls need cheering up and letting their hair down.
8 July 2011 11:26

PattiforPM said…

Jesus these senoritas on the hacienda give me the cojones to demand the whole enchilada. Once again I like this restrained tension they convey. Must be my repressed grammar school upbringing coming through!
8 July 2011 22:24

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Pan’s People – Both Sides Now

Top of the Pops, 5 February 1970: Pan’s People dance to Judy Collins’ Both Sides Now.

A fairly muted performance here, to a middle-tempo folk-pop classic. Pan’s People uncharacteristically covered up in big patterned frocks with bags of smocking. When I posted this routine on the original blog I described the dresses as “Laura Ashley”, but on looking again, the style might be right for LA, but the fabric patterns don’t look traditional enough. If we only had a colour version of this recording to look at, that would settle it.

Thanks to panspeople.com for the youtube post.

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Legs & Co. – Don’t Leave Me This Way

Top of the Pops, 03 February 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Don’t Leave Me This Way by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

Nothing says sophisticated glamour like long white gloves and candelabras, don’t you think? Posh frocks and dangly earrings, too. Legs & Co. in classy mode, dance to a song that was also a hit for Thelma Houston around the same time: not to mention wee Jimmy Somerville’s falsetto version a few years later.

Thanks again to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – The Groove Line

TOTP February 2 1978: Legs & Co. dance to Heatwave’s The Groove Line.

Some rather skimpy outfits here: so skimpy that they’re literally held together with bits of string. But frustratingly “moody” lighting. Are the two perhaps connected? Did the producer, concerned at such revealing outfits on a Thursday early-evening “family” show, give the order to tone the lights down?

From the old blog, Wednesday, 30 March 2011:

Here’s another clip from the generous PattiforPM (thank you!). Legs & Co. dance to Heatwave’s The Groove Line. Top of the Pops February 2 1978.

comments:

Suefan said…

Now that is my kind of groove and there’s no way I could have waited in line. Super sexy stuff.
30 March 2011 10:48

PattiforPM said…

Skimpiness abounds and good dance music this one but it always reminds me a bit of Ryan’s comments on “Disco Inferno” as the lighting and camera angles detract a little from the wild action.

31 March 2011 00:58

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