Category Archives: Top of the Pops

Legs & Co – Hopelessly Devoted To You

Top of the Pops, 9th November 1978: Legs & Co. dance to Hopelessly Devoted To You by Olivia Newton John. From the all-conquering “Grease” soundtrack: Legs & Co. don some rather over-the-top frilly nighties to perform to this forlorn Olivia Newton John ballad. Somehow the silver dancing shoes don’t seem to fit right with the […]

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Legs & Co. – Dance (Disco Heat)

TOTP November 23rd 1978: Legs & Co. dancing to Sylvester’s Dance (Disco Heat). From the old blog, Friday, 18 July 2014: Around a minute-and-a-half in, the lighting engineers seems to have woken up in panic “What? Sylvester? I’m supposed to dim the lights right down for a special effect here, aren’t I?” and the lights […]

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Pan’s People – More More More

Top of the Pops 29 April 1976, Pan’s People dancing to The Andrea True Connection’s More More More. Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Pan’s People – You Sexy Sugar Plum

Top of the Pops, 22 April 1976: Pan’s People dance to Rodger Collins’ You Sexy Sugar Plum. Update 5 May 2023: A better quality version found on YouTube. From the old blog, Tuesday, 2 November 2010: Mary’s presence places this in the late period of Pan’s People’s reign on TOTP. Even though those outfits look […]

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Legs & Co. – Love’s Unkind

TOTP, 22 December 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Donna Summer’s Love’s Unkind. From the old blog, Friday, 18 November 2011: Here’s another update to an old, non-embedded clip post. This time, Legs & Co. dance to Donna Summer’s Love’s Unkind. Lots of classic literal interpretation here. I would observe that the set decor seems […]

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Pan’s People – Then Came You

Top of the Pops, 7 November 74: Pan’s People dance to Then Came You by Dionne Warwick & The Detroit Spinners Here’s another rare Pan’s People performance courtesy of a generous donor. American soul hits were the bread & butter of Pan’s People’s repertoire, and this is an excellent example. Many thanks to my anonymous […]

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Legs & Co. – Rock with You

Top of the Pops, 15 February 1980: Legs & Co. dance to Rock With You by Michael Jackson. Legs & Co. in big frilly sequinned ball gowns, dancing to a minor Michael Jackson hit: in front of a subdued, seated TOTP audience, as the mirrorball spins. I’m not sure about Simes’ hyperbole in his introduction, […]

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Legs & Co. – All Over The World

Top of the Pops, 14 August 1980: Legs & Co. dance to All Over The World by The Electric Light orchestra (ELO). From the old blog, Wednesday, 9 March 2011: Here’s an international routine: Legs & Co. dancing to ELO’s All Over The World in costumes representing various countries. COMMENTS: Suefan said… Who was that […]

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Legs & Co. – Ring My Bell

Top of the Pops Christmas Day Special, 25 December 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Anita Ward’s Ring My Bell.

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Legs & Co. – Fanfare for the Common Man

Top of the Pops 25 December 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Fanfare for the Common Man by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Christmas Day on Top of the Pops: and what could be more christmassy than a pantomime? Of course the world of panto always had “One for the Dads”, in the shape of the […]

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