Two stalwarts of the Top of the Pops studio are PINKY AND TONY. They first appeared back in 1980 as Kelly Marie's backing dancers and have continued as cheerleaders and have had responsibilty for the warm-ups, staging and choreography. In 1984 they teamed up with Hazell Dean for her two top 10 hits.
'Searchin' (I Gotta Find a Man)
Pinky is situated to the left of the picture and Tony to the right of the screen.
Not sure if this is the right thread to post this on. But is this picture unique i wonder ? Is this the only time on TOTPs that a future member of a TOTPs dance troupe can be seen applauding a dance routine performed by the troupe that she later joins.
Sandy Borne appreciating the quite superb `Murphy's Law` on 24th June 1982. Just thinking more about Sandy, she is even more unique that she probably went from a mere audience member, to a cheerleader, to fully fledged Zoo member and then back to a cheerleader. Quite remarkable.
Now the challenge is to find Sandy (pre 24/06/82) or another Zoo member applauding a Zoo routine before that person joined.
But is this picture unique i wonder ? Is this the only time on TOTPs that a future member of a TOTPs dance troupe can be seen applauding a dance routine performed by the troupe that she later joins.
Though i have just remembered a conversation i had with Doc in which he recalled seeing Sue on a previous show before she made her dancing debut. I doubt though that Sue was applauding Pans People at the time as strangely they (Pans) did not appear in the studio the two shows prior to dancing to `Summer Breeze`, with one of the editions after Louise's departure containing a repeat only.
She appeared prior to the Pan's People performance of There's A Ghost In My House. I'm guessing that she left with Pan's after the performance rather than staying in the studio. If I had a choice of one show to be rediscovered, I'd pick that one.
Sandy Borne and Tricia Roberts Appreciation Society
Must have been quite a frustration for novice Sue having the two `Pans free` weeks then before `Summer Breeze` and of course even more of a frustration with the big strike a couple of weeks after that.