There is definitely much more going round than what's in the public eye, not only with routines but with TV shows/clips in general. And usually there is the golden rule of 'no YouTube' and 'no file sharing programmes' so not to spoil the value of the collectors items. However, I believe that good things come to those who wait, and many former rarities have already left the inner collectors circles. But there is certainly a great deal of secrecy about some of these things.
If I won the Eurolottery I would be tempted to give them the money even though it is a ridiculously large amount just to get the shows back in the archive. Even without winning I would be prepared to pay a reasonable amount of money to see the performances they have. Unfortunately if you read some of Chris Perry from Kaleidoscopes experiences in trying to deal with them the words murky and secretive seem to sum them up quite well. I've tried to look at their web page, but my computer reports that it is trying to load a virus, so not really someone you would trust!
Hi Doc this is an interesting and useful list but if it was all in the one post it would be easier to use.
I have also seen reference to "That Lady" having survived but only parts of the "500th" ed are on a privately held tape and unfortunately when I made enquiries found that the Pans dance is not amongst them....grrrrrr. A b/w "Girls" from 3/4/75 exists but I've not heard mention before of there being copies of "Feel Like Makin' Love" or "Pick Up The Pieces" but one lives in hope.
Thanks for compiling these lists Doc. Not sure I can add much right now but it makes interesting reading. I tried to access the Motion Gallery a while ago on Dave's advice from Popscene and maybe they had something against Canadians or something but I couldn't seem to get logged in. Maybe you'll have more luck.
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
Hi doc ,the peter noone single does seem a mystery ,on the list on the link you provided the source is normally very accurate ,but saying that popscene have listed the performance as surviving ,but no mention of it being a pp dance ,it needs investigating further i think ,also mate no dance to superstition on the date you have listed ,it was the playout and the audience danced to it on that edition ,cheers mate
I can shed some light on the Peter Noone - Oh You Pretty Thing issue.
It is not a Pans People performance.
It was a typo on my website which i have now corrected.
Peter Noone's appearance was rumoured to exists as video but no definate info has so far turned up to confirm it.
Hi pauly21,are you the guy with the website that features info on episodes of lift off with ayshea ,45, supersonic etc ,if so it is a briiliant site ,that ive visited often ,i wanted to contact you last year ,with some new info on lift off with ayshea 1973 episodes where there were gaps ,only a bloke called cornershop did some excellent research for me on the guests etc from the show ,i myself from memory ,where there is no info for the 2nd of january episode of 45 ,can remember that on this edition ,they showed what they called the best of 45 from 1974 editions ,and included groups ,bay ,city rolers,geordie,sparks , cockney rebel ,and artists leo sayer,alvin stardust,and dance troupe zigzag ,anyway i hope it is you that owns the website ,only ive just waffled on to the wrong person lol
Hi Doc presume you mean bbc motion gallery site (bmg) has that given you info any pointers to specific routines there ?
Amazing grace is on youtube but not on the blog- it was muted but was redubbed to the original soundtrack.
Temma harbour exists in higher quality ( snippet in this compilation at 35 secs) perhaps should be on the list