Monthly Archives: December 2017

Legs & Co. – Blue Peter

Top of the Pops, 20 December 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Mike Oldfield’s version of the Blue Peter theme. The nautical theme to the outfits, and the hornpipe steps incorporated into the performance, reflect the original show: the theme tune is actually called “Barnicle Bill” and is written in the form of a sailors’ […]

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Pan’s People – Love on a Mountain Top

20th December 1974: Pan’s People dancing to Robert Knight’s Love on a Mountain Top. Thanks to panspeople.com for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co. – (Just Like) Starting Over at Christmas

Top of the Pops 18 December 1980: Legs & Co. dance to (Just Like) Starting Over by John Lennon.

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Zoo — I’ll Find My Way Home

TOTP 17 December 1981 Sue Menhenick (nominally as a member of Zoo) dances to I’ll Find My Way Home by Jon and Vangelis. From the old blog, Sunday, 7 November 2010: Sue Menhenick was the only dancer to be a member of four Top of the Pops dance groups: Starting in Pan’s People in 1974, […]

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Legs & Co. – You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart)

Top of the Pops, 16 December 1976: Legs & Co. dance to The Stylistics’ You’ll Never Get to Heaven (If You Break My Heart). At last! It’s been an awfully long time since I had anything genuinely new to post here. But thanks to an anonymous donor, I’ve got this never-before-seen-here performance to share. And […]

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Legs & Co. – My Way

Top of the Pops, 15th Dec 1977: Legs & Co.dance to My Way by Elvis Presley. It’s entirely in keeping with the tone of this song that the dancers should refrain from smiling: and the fact that the singer had recently died would contribute to the sombre tone of the proceedings. But to me, combined […]

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Legs & Co. – You Don’t Bring Me Flowers

Top of the Pops 14 December 1978: Legs & Co. dance to You Don’t Bring Me Flowers by Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond. from the old blog: PattiforPM commented: Thankyou thankyou YMG … This is so full of grace and quite beautifully done. I wonder if I can put Patti in my name more than […]

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Legs & Co. – Living on an Island

TOTP, 13 December 1979: Legs & Co. dance to Status Quo’s Living on an Island. I can’t find any records of my original blog comments on this routine, but I think I can reconstruct them. Status Quo, breaking out of their cliché reputation as mindless boogie merchants, perform a lightweight ballad about the joys of […]

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Legs & Co. – Portsmouth

Top of the Pops 9th of December 1976: Legs & Co. dance to Mike Oldfield’s Portsmouth The 9th of December is well into panto season, so here are Legs & Co. as half-a-dozen thigh-slapping, thigh-booted Principle Boys. (For those readers outside Limey-land, a “Principle Boy” in traditional British pantomime is a swaggering macho male character […]

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Legs & Co. – Grandma’s Party

Top of the Pops, 09 December 1976: Legs & Co. dance while Paul Nicholas sings Grandma’s Party. Much as we love them for it, those routines that made Dad put down his paper and stop complaining about the noise were not the only sorts of performance in Legs & Co.’s repertoire. Sometimes they were on […]

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