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40th Anniversary Review 12/02/76: Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

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40th Anniversary Review 12/02/76: Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto

Doc
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12/02/76
An unusual episode this week, a sort of TOTP meets Blue Peter. Pan's People were temporarily 6 with the addition of Lesley Judd. So what did the BBC do with this unique show, yep that's right they chucked it in the bin. Luckily in this case about 5 years ago Kaleidoscope aquired an N1500 tape off EBay with the complete program on it. It's probably not the most exciting Pan's dance but Robin Nash seemed to quite like it. We also have a new No.1 this week.

Number One
Slik - Forever and Ever
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PMPsLT4Vyo0

Pan's People
Manuel and The Music Of The Mountains - Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto De Aranjuez (Theme From 2nd Movement)
Rated at 8.10 by 21 people
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wxtVxQSKvE


If you've not rated the dance you can do so here:
http://one-for-the-dads.979225.n3.nabble.com/RODRIGO-S-GUITAR-CONCERTO-DE-ARANJUEZ-12-02-1976-td4057675.html

Comments requested for:
No.1: Thoughts about the No.1 song.
SUITS YOU: Who do you think most suits the costume.
CHAMPAGNE MOMENT: Does the routine have a WOW moment or one you particularly like (not everyone does)?
SPOTTED: Is there something in the routine that stands out but may not have been noticed by anyone else?
BLUE PETER CHALLENGE: Put a Blue Peter picture up. (Amusing or interesting if possible, maybe a caption to it)

Here's my thoughts:

No.1: An unusual start made it stand out, who would have realised that the majority of the song would be a Bay City Rollers clone without the tartan. Not bad but Midge would go on to better things.

SUITS YOU: I think Ruth has the right looks for the dress
CHAMPAGNE: It doesn't really have one, so I'll pick the moment the tape was safetly aquired 5 years ago.
SPOTTED: I think we'll forgive Lesley the occasional lag in movement, she was rusty after all. About 2:20 in you see the three girls stand on the edge of the stage, were they supposed to be just out of camera shot?
BLUE PETER:

Here's one I made earlier!
(someone else can have the elephant!)

No.1:
SUITS YOU:
CHAMPAGNE:
SPOTTED:
BLUE PETER:
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
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No.1: BCRs wannabees minus the Tartan. A very average number one in a very average year for music i guess.

SUITS YOU: Its hard to say the costumes suited any of them.

CHAMPAGNE: Nothing comes to mind. As Robin says on the BP film "a lovely piece of music", but the routines not one for moments of magic or indeed any stand out moments.

SPOTTED: I find myself constantly being distracted by Lesley being so obviously of the pace, but as you say Doc, we can forgive her for that.

RYAN
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No.1: Bit too boy band-ish for me, still gotta start somewhere eh.
SUITS YOU: Cherry and Ruth
CHAMPAGNE: I love the track very dramatic but difficult to bring a true spanish vibe to TV Centre i suppose
SPOTTED: Not much, its very dark and often distant. I liked Noels "that's Billy Ocean, he's in absolute agony" quip though
BLUE PETER: A presenter from my BP era, the lovely Janet Ellis in 1986

♥♥♥♥ Cherry, Louise, Patti and Ruth Alliance ♥♥♥♥. If there's a cure for this I don't want it.

Doc
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Doc
I've added a picture challenge above (it's not difficult).
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
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No.1:  Mierda

SUITS YOU:   Cereza

CHAMPAGNE:  No gracias, Sangria por favor

SPOTTED:  P4PM es unobservante

BLUE PETER:  Hearing protection 1976-style inside Big Ben (Spanish teacher left in disgust)

               

         
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
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Doc
John has the original PPE on.
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
Doc
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Doc
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PattiForPM wrote
SUITS YOU:   Cereza
Tiene un caracter muy dulce.
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
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Mikey
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SPOTTED:  P4PM es unobservante
Sólo tiene ojos para Patti
♥♥♥♥ Cherry, Louise, Patti and Ruth Alliance ♥♥♥♥. If there's a cure for this I don't want it.

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Old Grey Whistler
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No.1:  Probably one of the worst Number Ones of the 70's
SUITS YOU:  Ruth
CHAMPAGNE:  It doesn't really have one but I think Lesley Judd turns in a very creditable performance, considering she wasn't a regular dancer.
SPOTTED: Perhaps just a couple of timing issues, but not surprising in the circumstances.
BLUE PETER: The day Lulu the Elephant crapped in the studio. (One of the more memorable number ones)

Without Legs & Co, there would be no show!
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Mikey
Forever and Ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3vCB3YBMUo
♥♥♥♥ Cherry, Louise, Patti and Ruth Alliance ♥♥♥♥. If there's a cure for this I don't want it.

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Dancer
I remember this show very well as Manuel & Music of the Mountains was number one for three hours.  The charts went dreadfully wrong and a new one was announced at 5.30pm.  I loved this tune and still play it now.  Never really liked the number one song at all but it was good grounding for what was to become for the future of Midge Ure.    
Don't be a party pooper, be a super dooper hula hooper
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VintageVideos
Dancer wrote
I remember this show very well as Manuel & Music of the Mountains was number one for three hours.
Right but that was the following week:

http://one-for-the-dads.979225.n3.nabble.com/RODRIGO-S-GUITAR-CONCERTO-DE-ARANJUEZ-12-02-1976-tp4057675.html
Alles hat ein Ende - nur die Wurst hat zwei
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Dancer
Thanks - just looked up and you are right - 17 February.  Wished it had have been number one though.  
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I remember when I listened to that Top 30 rundown on 17/02/76. I even wrote it down (still have the notes). And how shocked I was that Donna Summer had dropped out of the Top 30 from No. 5 the previous week.
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Dancer
Yes I remember.  I was on half term.  I never used to write them down but I remembered that chart so well and Richard Skinner interviewing BMRB on 5.30pm newsbeat and then another interview later with the evening DJ who I cannot remember but I think was DLT.  Donna Summer went from 5 to 42.  I have that chart in my Guiness Book of Hit Singles third edition.  The wrong and correct chart.  I was gutted about Donna Summer's record because I wanted that to be number 1.  Such a lovely song and Giorgio was fantastic.  All those years ago hey.  
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Doc
Whilst I've already had my turn a Blue Peter thread would not complete without these two!


Get Down Shep!
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
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Gorgeous Daze
No.1: Jumping on the BCR bandwagon without an image to immortalize them. A strange mixture of spooky and run of the mill teen fodder were an unlikely concoction for a Number 1. Requiem follows the same formula but I prefer it. That got a some-would-say generous amount of TOTP promotion. 5.5/10
SUITS YOU: Ruth. She has Mediterranean features.
CHAMPAGNE: Too sombre and distant for a moment like that. Best enjoyed with a fine Spanish red.
SPOTTED: No original observation for the Juddge.
BLUE PETER: Chris Wenner. Sacked for persistent scowling without so much as a word to viewers, let alone a goodbye cake. He just disappeared!



Steve
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Old Bill
No.1: After a promising opening promising Bach, it fades away to total dullness. Like those sets though, what was the show called? It wasn't Toppop, it wasn't Beat Club, it wasn't Disco. The Pussycat - Georgie set is fantastic.
SUITS YOU: Leslie. Just because :-)
CHAMPAGNE: Ruthie's solo.
SPOTTED: Would've been lovely if Leslie had joined up. And 35" in. Is that 6 second freeze the longest bit of unison-inactivity in a Flick dance??
BLUE PETER: Not being known for my modesty, I'm going to go for the occasion of my first Blue Peter badge:



although one of these days I'm going to show Charlie Brooker this.
Jeremiah 31:13
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Old Bill
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Doc wrote
Whilst I've already had my turn a Blue Peter thread would not complete without these two!


Get Down Shep!
Damn right Doc! Love these two. 20th September this year will mark the 45th anniversary of Shep's first appearance.


Jeremiah 31:13
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PattiForPM
Just to achieve balance, I have to say I prefer these two, one of whom was my very first crush (not Petra!)

 

 
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
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