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RYAN
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Dancer wrote
I cannot watch them at the moment because of our dear late Ruth - too raw.  
Nah sorry, not with you on that, but i concede we all see things differently. What better tribute to Ruth than to watch the routines now more than ever.
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Re: Frisbee routines

VintageVideos
Some routines are a bit poignant to watch, but TOHOM doesn't fall into that category for me. Silver Star possibly.
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RYAN
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VintageVideos wrote
Silver Star possibly.
Yes i watched that one earlier this evening and it did come across that way to me too. To be given such a finale by Flick shows the esteem she was held in.

Small in height, but a giant of a dancer, thats my epitaph for her.  
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Dancer
I suppose it affects people in different ways.  It is worse when I hear the songs.  Just been playing the Lets Put it all Together album by The Stylistics and the music is very Melody FM late night and I really filled up at the title track because Ruth really made that routine her own as she danced the first verse herself.  It was so beautifully done.  
Everywhere, wherever you look, manipulation rearing it's head.
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Wow that is so interesting to read Jez thanks.  If it was true it was a big risk as it had stalled at 37 in the charts, then moved up to 32 before vanishing out of the 40 as Art's song went to No.10.  They always danced to majority of the Carpenters songs and this one was doing well in America but logically again it was a risk because everyone had the Horizon album by now who were avid Carpenters fans and it had peaked in the Summer of 1975 at No.1.  Pretty sure someone told me on here or another forum that the Solitaire single is a lot different to the album version.  I am a huge fan of the Carpenters but never went that far to get all singles and albums.  They really were album material.

The outfits look very fitting for the song too.  We may have struck oil.  Would imagine the dance would have been a ballet one too, similar to Imagine.  
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Agree ER but it was the band's decision as a whole.  Progressive rock fans apparently did not watch TOTP and they did not want to appear sold out to commercialism.  I was not an avid progressive rock fan myself just bought this song for the usual reasons.  I think I would be safe to say that The Old Grey Whistle Test was more Genesis pre 1976 - Trick of the Tail.

I am glad they did not turn up anyway as I loved that routine.  The girls walking down that mock cat walk was fab.
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Yep the Carpenters had climbed from 37 to 32 the week before, and I guess it was expected that they would break into the Top 30 the following week but they never did. Instead they dropped to No. 41. It didn't surprise me because Andy Williams had had a big Top 5 hit with Solitaire just 18 months before. Besides, the Carpenters version is really a bit boring. It also only made No. 17 in the US, their weakest showing since their first single Ticket To Ride had failed to make the Top 50. The Carpenters would never have another Top 10 single in the US afterwards.
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It was so heavily nursed though VV all through 1975 on Radio 1.  They constantly played it as an album track and the album was getting radio play from June 1975 onwards with Solitaire and Happy as the lead off tracks (the latter is a great song but was the b-side to Only Yesterday so never understood that choice), but irrespective by the time of the single release we knew every breath she took in that song it had been played so often.

I never really liked Andy Williams' version.  My parents did. I liked Neil Sedaka's for a short time but The Carpenters one did transport me big time and is one of my all time favourites of theres.

Yes their chart ranking in America started to dwindle.  Their problems started though at this time.  After they released Horizon Karen's health started a downward slope.  She was released and they rushed through Kind of Hush and from thereon in America was not listening.  Captain & Tennille had stolen their crown hence their dig on the end of each of their albums.
Everywhere, wherever you look, manipulation rearing it's head.
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