The inspiration for this video was Flick Colby appearing in a pop promo video (Golden Earring:'Daddy,Buy Me A Girl') in 1966.I thought what if Pan's People appeared in a pop promo video for........say.......The Byrds !!...in early 1967.(Because it's the only film of a dance routine we have for Pan's People for the entire year is of January 1967). I don't know if this concept video really works or not?.Pan's People appear in the middle of the video.I think this works more as a tribute to The Byrds rather than Pan's People,maybe not enough of P P to justify it being in this Video Section?.....So I would understand Panfan if you would prefer to remove it?.Please feel free.But It's a teriffic song & I just think it's nice to see P P dance to it,briefly,as an alternative to Tamla-Motown:that's on the main original video.The song was released in February 1967 & the P P video is dated January 1967,so I thought that's close enough! timewise, to match them together.Well,It's meant to be just a bit of fun.
This early footage of Pan's People with The Byrds nicely compliments the dancers' later footage.
Interesting info also about how the performance came about. Flick appeared on television much earlier than I first thought. A very special lady.
Here's hoping 1968 and 1969 TOTP PP dances turn up, but this is brilliant footage. :)
Thanks Boogiebox.I appreciate that.I must be awfully narcisstic but whenever I watch this video I really enjoy it .Of course it's a modern day mock-up pretending to be original 1967.I'm just trying to imagine what Pan's People could have appeared in in their very early days.I am quite fascinated by Pan's People in 1967 & although thankfully Cornershop15 has unearthed some ultra rare photos of 'The Dickie Valentine Show' ITV 1967 there is precious little else.....so far.
Here is the original January 1967 Promo Rehersal :
I'd not realised it was a mock-up, but it's still really good, and thanks also for posting the original version of the Pan's People rehearsal. :) I am also enjoying this.
I'd originally thought that everything of Pan's People prior to 1970 had been wiped and didn't know at first that they'd also appeared in overseas TV shows, as advised by Scrooge McDuck, but I'm thrilled there is more of them than I, probably many of us presumed.
Dickie Valentine was a lovely man, from what I've heard, sadly had the same fate as Cozy Powell, but both very memorable people in the music/entertainment world.
Yep-you are right, poor Dickie Valentine died in a car crash on Thursday 6th May 1971.He was just 41 years old.Same as Cozy Powell & Marc Bolan - all died in car crashes.
I am so hopeful that Pan's People on 'The Dickie Valentine Show' 1967 will show up one day.Prior to that The Beat Girls featured on TDVS approx. 1 year earlier.
Boogiebox-you'll be pleased to know that at least 6 or 7 dance routines of P P prior to 1970 are in existence & we have them on here.Mainly sourced from 'Beat Club' , 'Lulu' & 'The Price Of Fame' BBCtv shows.But nothing from Top Of The Pops 1968 -1969.......but we live in hope & that's the starting point for recovering any lost/wiped routines from the 1960s.
Dickie was a very talented singer and entertainer, who may have still appeared at least time to time on today's television, if he were still alive today. Likewise to the others. Cozy's drumming is sorely missed, as is Marc's singing. All had a unique style and make the world so much darker with their absences.
It would be lovely if PP's appearance on Dickie's 1967 show ever turns up and that of The Beat Girls a year earlier.
Thanks to the Internet, while not guaranteed, the chances are considerably increased somewhat of more and more missing footage turning up, whether music, light entertainment, anything, as reflected by feedback online including about Kaleidoscope who've retrieved and restored so much lost televisual and audio footage. :)
I live in hope that one or more 1968 and 1969 TOTP PP dance routines turn up in the end, but even if none ever do, to read from you that at least some dance routines prior to 1970 exist from the shows you've quoted, has pleased me no end. :)
I don't know if Pan's People, themselves are aware there is footage of them in addition to what's left of their TOTP appearances at and outside the BBC, but this is fantastic news. :)
I have to admit Boogiebox that I share your optimism about recovering 'wiped' P P routines from the 1960s.In spite of evidence that virtually nothing save a few odd editions of TOTP are thought to exist of 1968 & 1969.I have a particular desire to see P P in 1968 'Theme From The Good,The Bad & The Ugly' -Hugo Montenegro as I have envisaged it as a superb stylish funky Red Indian War Dance !! around a totem pole & wig-wams.I know it's heresy on here to mention two words but they are so relevent to us: 'Doctor Who' - Several episodes were discovered thought lost forever because the catalyst was 'demand' generated in the USA . The BBC saw the potential profits from the export market & pulled out all the stops to locate as many missing episodes by writing to many Commonwealth tv stations.Suddenly episodes were being returned from Australia & Canada etc.The same desire to find old TOTPs would result in that presumed lost forever resurfacing perhaps in considerable numbers.It would need the BBC to make request for any TOTP from foreign tv stations,or which there is no proof that they have ever done so?,or intend to do so.So please hear this plea from us to the BBC.....
The Good, The Bad And The Ugly dance routines, or at least one of them turn up in time, Peter. There's an audio recording. I know that's without pictures, but it's a start.
It sounds like the USA, Canada and Europe may be our best chances of missing TOTP footage turning up including very rare Pan's People routines.
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