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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 – 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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Pan’s People – I’m A Man

Top of the Pops, 29 january 1970: Pan’s People dance to Chicago’s I’m A Man.

Thanks to panspeoplearchive for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Saturday, 22 August 2009:

What song could be more inappropriate for such womanly dancers as Pan’s People, than Chicago’s I’m A Man? Six groovy 1970 chicks, in glorious archive monochrome.

Von Einsfestival die Wächter unserer süßen Speicher.

Back in those days, before the BBC 4 TOTP repeats began, it was hugely exciting to hear that German cable channel Einsfestival was showing TOTP repeats. I seem to remember composing poetic thanks-you messages whenever I blogged material from them, which I then ran through google’s on-line translator, since my German is pretty much non-existent. No doubt any native German speaker will be able to spot the computer’s involvement immediately. If you’re interested in what my original message was, you can do the same in reverse.

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Pan’s People – My Sweet Lord

Top of the Pops 21st January 1071: Pan’s People dance to George Harrison’s My Sweet Lord.

Thanks tom Andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Pan’s People – Theme from The Persuaders

Top of the Pops 20 January 1972
Pan’s People perform to Theme from The Persuaders by John Barry.

Thanks to to supermullers for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 28 December 2010:

By request from Ryan, here’s clip from back when the TOTP budget stretched to occasional location filming for Pan’s People routines. Here they are in a Rolls, driving to the casino, smoking cigars and wearing fedoras, to John Barry’s Theme from The Persuaders.

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Pan’s People – We’ve Only Just Begun

Top of the Pops, 14 January 1971:
Pan’s People dance to We’ve Only Just Begun by The Carpenters

From the old blog, 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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Pan’s People – Green River

Top of the Pops 1st January 1970. A marvellous start to the seventies, as Pan’s People dance to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River.

From the old blog, Friday, 7 September 2012

Pan’s People dance to Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Green River. I posted a low-quality version of this performance last year, and hoped against hope that someone somewhere would come forward with a better version. Well, hallelujah! Someone just posted this much better version on YouTube. Thanks gibb1962, whoever you are!

It’s clearly a rehearsal performance, not the broadcast one. But who cares: and check out those silver gogo boots! Woohoo!

From the old blog, Thursday, 21 April 2011

comments:

music obsessive said…

As I intimated on my Louise Compilation comment, this is my favourite of Flick’s early ‘Go-go’ routines. It is just wonderful – combining a great song with some real movement. Also, the girls really put some effort in, despite it being (I think) a rehearsal take? Great to see Andi get it wrong on a couple of occasions yet pick it up instantly.
21 April 2011 09:12

PattiforPM said…

…what a powerhouse performance this is. Louise is just a wild woman. When Andi stops it’s like she can’t take any more G-force and has to take a break. Great stuff
22 April 2011 17:37

jez said…

yes indeed this is a rehearsel clip from the afternoon
23 April 2011 13:39

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Pan’s People – Jeepster

Top of the Pops, 30 December 1971: Pan’s People dance to Jeepster by T-Rex.

I’ve got two different versions of this performance. The first (Above) is a good quality version from TOTP2, marred with their usual “interesting” comments graphics.

The second is a time-coded version including brief interviews with Pan’s People and Ed “Stewpot” Stewart, in a rakish eyepatch. Unfortunately, there’s no audio during the interviews, but we do see that lucky old Stewpot gets a kiss from each of the girls (except Flick). Judging by the timecode breaks, Ed’s behavious and the brief snatches of other artists, these interviews were dotted around that week’s show, between songs.

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Pan’s People – Stoney End

Top of the Pops, 30 December 1971:
Pan’s People dance to Stoney End by Barbara Streisand.

From their famous visit to HMS Triumph in 1971, in Momabsa. Of course if we tried to repeat this today, now that we’re sharing aircraft carriers with France, Pan’s People would have to share the ship with Les Claudettes.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 28 June 2011:

Here are Pan’s People proving the strategic importance of having an aircraft carrier in your fleet. Where else are they going to be able to Dance to Barbra Streisand’s Stoney End properly? Oh, and you need a decent-sized submarine, too.

Many thanks to VintageVideos, who sent me this improved version of the clip: from TOTP, 30-12-1971

Comments:

Suefan said…

Many thanks YMG although I’m not sure I can get fully onboard with the setting for this one.
Better refrain from any puns about the sub as I know it would only get me into deep water.
7 July 2011 11:31

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Pan’s People – Seventh Son

Pan’s People dance while Georgie Fame sings Seventh Son

From Georgie Fame & Alan Price’s 27 November 1969 TV Show The Price of Fame.

Thanks to SeXiSiXties for the YouTube post.

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