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Pan’s People – Crackerjack Christmas Panto 1974

Pan’s People made a guest appearance in this version of Aladdin, from the 1974 Christmas special edition of long-running BBC children’s variety TV show Crackerjack!.

Thanks to Andeebee for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Saturday, 11 October 2014:

Discovered by forum regular Andeebee, and posted by him on youtube last year, here’s an extended collection of clips from Crackerjack’s 1974 Christmas pantomime special: “Aladdin”.

Alongside Crackerjack regulars like Jaqueline Clarke, Don Maclean (that one, not that one) and Peter Glaze (yes, that one), we get a fine selection of British Light Entertainment legends: Derek Guyler, Richard Wattis, and Derek Griffiths.

I’ve previously posted the central “magic cave” sequence back in 2012. Thanks to Andeebee for unearthing this longer version.

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Pan’s People – Barbados

Top of the Pops Day-before-Christmas-Eve Special, 23 December 1975: Pan’s People dance to Barbados by Typically Tropical.

Pan’s People in a typical wintery landscape, complete with snowman and TV studio fake snow, shivering in their big fur coats as they try to keep warm. But how will they represent the tropical beaches, sunshine and heat that the song portrays so vividly? What surprising technique will they use to represent the hot summer sun of Barbados?

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Legs & Co. – Maid in Heaven

TOTP 25 November 1976: Legs & Co. dance to Be Bop Deluxe’s Maid in Heaven

From the old blog: Wednesday, 11 August 2010:

On Top of the Pops, dancing to Maid in Heaven by Be Bop Deluxe. With an extra bit of Jimmy Savile and his own special brand of creepy pervness. I posted a fuzzier VHS-sourced version of this a while back. This one’s cleaner and sharper.

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Legs & Co — I’m Coming Out

TOTP 20 November 1980 Legs & Co dance to Diana Ross’s I’m Coming Out

From the old blog, Friday 3 April 2009:

Legs and Co. on TOTP, dancing to Diana Ross’s I’m Coming Out. Pinching a prop gag shamelessly from The Benny Hill show at 0:50. Introduced by the Hairy Cornplaster.

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Legs & Co. – Do You Feel Like We Do?

TOTP 18th November 1976: Legs & Co. dance to Do You Feel Like We Do? by Peter Frampton.

From the old blog, Monday, 4 February 2013:

Another great lost routine found again, thanks to panspeople.com: Legs & Co. dancing to Peter Frampton’s Do You Feel Like We Do? from Top of the Pops, Thursday 18th November 1976.

Not a full performance, admittedly, but a good chunk of a routine we’d otherwise never see at all: so thanks to Flight14 over on panspeople.com, and of course the original YouTube poster.

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Legs & Co – Turn To Stone

TOTP 17 November 1977: Legs & Co dance to Turn To Stone by the Electric Light Orchestra.

Thanks to andeebee for the YouTube post.

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Legs & Co – No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)

TOTP November 15 1979: Legs & Co dance to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer

Thanks to ASmK for the YouTube post.

From the old blog, Monday, 27 December 2010:

There’s a war raging over on our discussion board, between the Fans of Patti, and the Fans of Sue, over which of the two is the greatest. I, of course, must remain neutral on such matters. But here’s a routine requested by Amy, which will no doubt fan the flames of antagonism between the two armies: for in the first half of this routine, performed to No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) by Barbara Streisand & Donna Summer, their two favourites dance alone, head-to-head, move for move.

Thanks to PattiforPM, who kindly donated this clip.

4 comments:

PattiforPM said…

Womano-a-Womano it IS really difficult for the non-biassed to choose is it not? Lulu and Gill look great in the ensuing red melee too.

27 December 2010 18:17

Some Guy said…

There is simply no choosing between Sue and Patti in this.

27 December 2010 20:33

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Pan’s People – This Ole Heart of Mine

TOTP November 13 1975: Pan’s People dance to Rod Stewart’s This Ole Heart of Mine.

From the old blog, Tuesday, 25 December 2012:

Happy Christmas everybody. Here’s another new-to-this-site clip from that “BBC Demonstration tape”: Pan’s People on Top of the Pops dancing to Rod Stewart’s hit version of the Isley Brother’s This Ole Heart of Mine. No words of mine can do justice to the fabulous seventies-ishness of these outfits, so I won’t even try. Feast your eyes!

I was getting round to finding the original TOTP transmission date, but Vintagevideos beat me to it: November 13 1975 (many thanks).

Thanks are due once again to the late Grant Watkins, who compiled the original tape, which was a mixture of music and comedy clips, hence the brief insert of Robert Robinson behaving rather unusually. And thanks again to the anonymous donor.

4 comments:

Alex said…

Have had hardly the time to get over the shock of yesterday’s find, to now have this gem resurface. An extra bonus Christmas present. Thanks.

25 December 2012 09:37

VintageVideos said…

Wow! What a year this has been, and what a spectacular way to let it end. Two rare Pan’s People finds in a row!
This must be from TOTP 13/11/1975, one of the otherwise “dark” TOTP periods. Those dresses are of course well-known to Pan’s People fans, watch them play “Streaker” here:

http://www.panspeople.com/?q=node/528

But until now, I didn’t know there was also a routine to it!
Thanks to the donor and thanks to you YMG for posting this.
25 December 2012 11:00

PattiforPM said…

Wow this is stunning. YMG, two new Pans routines in two days, what about this old heart of MINE! Lovely to see the Dance which goes with these outfits after all this time. Thankyou so much generous donor (how about that handle and a Santa avatar on the blog sir?)

25 December 2012 13:47

Andee Bee said…

my upping to the channel has gone overtime, fantastic stuff….

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Legs & Co – Rock’N’Me

TOTP 4th November 1976: Legs & Co dance to the Steve Miller Band’s Rock’N’Me.

From the old blog: Friday, 1 October 2010

Early Legs & Co dancing to the Steve Miller Band’s Rock’N’Me. So early that they haven’t even officially been named yet: at the start of this clip. Noel E talks about the naming competition.

Meanwhile, the new BBC technician’s apprentice, distracted by the skimpyness of the girls’ outfits, has obviously dropped far too much dry ice into his bucket of water, causing everyone to be engulfed in billowing clouds of carbon dioxide.

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Legs & Co. – Part-Time Love

TOTP 2nd November 1978: Legs & Co. dance to Elton John’s Part-Time Love.

From the old blog, Saturday, 2 November 2013:

I’ve posted this routine before: we should have being treated to a nice sharp BBC4 digital version of the performance right around now, since the ongoing Top of the Pops repeats have reached November 1978. But since the Daily Mail won’t countenance any appearance from disgraced presenters, we’ll have to make do with my old grainy VHS-taped UK Gold version.

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