From April 1968, by means of to April 1976, dancers Pan’s Folks had been a fixture on High Of The Pops on Thursday nights on BBC1, because the present went out to viewing figures of as much as 15 million per week.
Basically, if a report charted and the performer couldn’t be on the present, Pan’s Folks would carry out a choreographed routine to the music. Named after Pan, the god of dance, music and debauchery, they had been shaped in 1966 with an preliminary lineup of Flick Colby, Babs Lord and Dee Dee Wilde.
A few further ladies joined and left, earlier than their High Of The Pops debut in 1968 with a settled lineup of Colby, Lord and Wilde, plus Ruth Pearson, Louise Clarke and Andi Rutherford – with Flick Colby doubling as choreographer. From 1970 Pan’s Folks had been showing on High Of The Pops each week, plus within the opening titles – so that they shortly turned a part of the visible material of the present. With a few lineup adjustments attributable to being pregnant, and Colby exiting to focus on the choreography, Cherry Gillespie and Sue Menhenick joined.
The format stayed largely unchanged regardless of a few member updates, till 1976. Ruth Pearson, by then the one remaining unique member was seeking to retire, and Flick Colby was seeking to refresh the components. With out notifying senior BBC administration, Colby and High Of The Pops producers shaped a brand new blended intercourse group, Ruby Flipper, with Ruth Pearson additionally managing. They had been then changed by Legs & Co. , additionally managed and choreographed by Colby and Pearson.
Pan’s Folks bowed out in April 1976, ten years after they shaped. If the assorted High Of The Pops theme tunes can declare to be the UK’s sound of the 70s, then Pan’s Folks had been each bit the visible equal.
Closely impressed by Pan’s Folks, and bringing some genuine retro vibes, we’re delighted to be welcoming the fabulous Meyer Dancers to the Misplaced In Disco household on Saturday. Verify them out at their web site.