No, I don't think so. US Male was performed by the whole troupe, i.e. six dancers. But it could be their first performance as Pan's People (noone seems to know which track they danced to, possibly Young Girl).
If this is showing the original three-piece performance:
* It's Box Tops/Cry Like a Baby on 18th April if you take the Badman narrative (from record collector)
* Alternatively it's GP & Union Gap/Young Girl if you take the Dee Dee narrative (though her account varies a bit from interview to interview, I touched on this in a recent thread)
Flick choreographs in both these scenarios.
Regardless, for two of them (Ruth and Dee Dee) it may not have been their first appearance as they may have appeared with other dancers on 1910 Fruitgum company/Simon Says, though it's not clear if this ever was shown even if rehearsed. Obviously this photo can't be that performance due to the presence of Flick even if the other (non-Pan) dancers are cropped.
Other than these three tracks, I don't think anything else is usually suggested as a 'first' track.
Yet another nice find which gives us a third 1968 narrative, it's appealing as it seems to fit in the gojo's hotly debated jumping jack flash appearance.
Stripping in the relevant stuff:
18/4 box tops credited to disc/dancers: Sounds like a candidate for the pans people three piece performance (though goes against dee dee's recollections)
2/5 bobby goldsboro credited to pans people: A new one to me. Promo for gp/union gap shown in this episode, maybe pp were involved in this too in some way, giving rise to some of the confusion.
30/5 Elvis credited to disc/pans people: No dispute on this one
20/6 rolling stones credited to disc/dancers: Sounds like the outlying gojo performance with Dolores bourne
I doubt they were dancing to Honey. Surely you couldn't reuse the steps of "Respect" for that song! And it's undisputed that their first proper six piece routine was US male on 30/5/68. Going by what the book says, US male was only their second appearance on TOTP as Pan's People.
I wonder how easy it was to remove Paul Newman and Robert Redford from the set? I've seen a picture with them lifted up towards the ceiling. Although looking at them (routine 3) I think they were reused in a later studio set up. It does make me think that this picture may be the first use of them and as they were probably quite expensive to make they wanted to reuse them.
And if you're asking me when, I'll say it starts at the end.
Re No 19 "Another Day"Paul McCartney: I cannot recall the song they danced to but this still pic reminds me of a routine they did where initially they are all sitting demurely on chairs and one by one loosen up and get into the tune (removing hats, shaking long hair free etc) until by the end every girl is boogeying. I may be wrong , it would be neither the first nor last time, but somehow "Another Day" isn't the tune I associate with this routine. Are we sure about the date of the photo?