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Legs & Co – Saturday Nite

Top of the Pops 24/02/1977: Legs & Co dance to Saturday Nite by Earth Wind and Fire.

These individually-coloured dresses do seem a little too skimpy: perhaps they shrunk in the wash?

Thanks to Andeebee for the Dailymotion post.

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Legs & Co. – All Right Now

Top of the Pops 23 February 1978: Legs & Co. dance to reissued hit All Right Now by Free.

Thanks to Andeebee for the youtube post.

From the old blog, Friday, 22 May 2009:

Dave Lee Travis introduces Legs & Co. dancing to Free’s All Right Now. Gymslips!

Gill seems to have lost her belt. Miss Colby will be cross.

comments:

Agent Triple P said…

I remember there were letters to the Radio Times complaining that this routine was “inappropriate” for a show aimed at children.

Plus ça change, eh?

15 December 2010 01:02

This routine featured as No. 1 in Legs & Co.’s Top of the Pops Playback, Top Ten routines:

Sue: “Mary Whitehouse hated it: she actually rang in and complained – again. But it was a great number, such an iconic Free song: and Paul Rodgers – what a great voice.”

Lulu: “…we were wearing fishnet stockings, which were really sexy: but we had very big satin polka-dot knickers on as well.”

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Legs & Co. – Once In A Lifetime

Legs & Co. dance to Talking Heads’ Once In A Lifetime. Top of the Pops 19/02/1981.

Probably the best record Talking Heads ever made: Legs & Co. in their art-deco sci-fi outfits are a bit overwhelmed by the video effects here: but the overall effect is quite satisfying.

From the old blog, Friday, 14 January 2011:

Here’s Legs & Co. dancing to Talking Heads’ Once in a Lifetime, in silvery sci-fi outfits.

Comments:

hadeel said…

oh my god for some time i forgot all about this clip … thanks YMG
15 January 2011 00:04

Some Guy said…

David Byrne i think our girls did you proud on this.
15 January 2011 23:39

Pan’s Ruby Legs said…

Thanks … for a wonderful clip. It just shows how inspired Flick and the girls could be when they were given the time. Brilliant!
16 January 2011 20:14

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Legs & Co. – Oldest Swinger in Town

Top of the Pops 19 February 1981:
The youthful Legs & Co dance rings around Fred Wedlock, who is the Oldest Swinger in Town.

If you decide to have both singer and dancing girls performing together on your TV show, this is the right way to do it. Not separate stages, or separate parts of there stage, or dancers mixed in with the audience. Instead, embed the singer right in the middle of the dancers. That way, you can’t possibly get a shot of the singer, even in close up, without at least some of the dancers appearing in each frame. This will keep all those obsessive fans of the dancers (who don’t give a fig about the song, or whoever happens to be singing it) happy. Obsessive fans like, er… me.

I’ve always enjoyed this routine, and as I crawl toward Fred’s age, I find my increasing resemblence to him makes me enjoy it all the more. I too am an old geezer who enjoys to look at and be surrounded by healthy youthful beautiful women, honest enough to admit that this makes us easy (and fair) targets for ridicule. And content not to care.

Hurrah for skimpy metallic dresses, and the lovely, talented dancers inside them!

We’ve already seen these dresses, of course: when Legs & Co. danced to ELO’s Don’t Walk Away on 27 November 1980.

Update, 5 February 2016: Well I’ve just looked up Fred’s date of birth, and it turn out he was 39 years old when this video was made. Thirty nine. I don’t know about you, but I feel old.

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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. – Mighty Power Of Love

Top of the Pops, 17 February 1977: Legs & Co. dance to Mighty Power Of Love by Tavares.

Legs & Co. on Top of the Pops, dancing to Tavares’ Mighty Power of Love, in the days when a leotard, a beige scarf and a tambourine counted as a costume.

Thanks to pans people.com for the youtube post.

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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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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 – 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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