Pan's People, Who were they and how to recognize them?
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Who were Pan's People?
This is a guide to who the members of Pan's People were and is intended to help you identify and name them.
Pan's People were a sextet formed in 1966 by Flick Colby, Babs Lord and Dee Dee Wilde, 5 were previously members of the Beat Girls dance troupe (that originated on BBC2's The Beat Room). They made several TV appearances throughout Europe in the next two years. In 1968 Dee Dee and Ruth were invited to dance on TOTPs following a successful audition, this then led to the entire troupe being used. They continued to make occasional guest appearances until 1970 when, because of their popularity, they were made a regular part of the show. They continued, with the occasional personnel change until April 1976 when the last of the pre TOTP members retired and it was decided to bring the troupe to an end. Dee Dee continued to use the name for a few years for her troupe of dancers and they made the occasional TV appearance in this guise.
Dancers that appeared on Top Of The Pops
(Showing years on the show) Click on the names to jump to the relevant posts or scroll down.
Guest male dancers have not been shown to maintain clarity (See the Legs and Co page for more details), Zoo only dancers are not shown.
Dancers from before TOTP
Felicity Balfour (left March 1967)
Penny Fergusson (Penny may have appeared on TOTP with them in 1968 temporarily replacing Ruth)
After TOTP, Dee Dee's Pan's People
Dee Dee continued to use the name for her troupe of dancers, many girls were used, some noteworthy ones are:
Patricia McSherry (Post TOTP Legs and Co)
Anita Madahervan (Legs and Co and Zoo)
Francesca Whitburn (Hot Gossip)
Sarah Brightman (Hot Gossip)
Carol Fletcher (Hot Gossip)
In 1975 another dancer, Caroline Argyle, was given a trial but was eventually not appointed.