Other than the obvious anomaly i.e the stated date of December 1976, there a few other anomalies Louise and Mary appearing in the same set for one, a lack of Ruth/Cherry and Sue another. I'd love to see any theories about these, perhaps they were done in 1975?, perhaps the Louise pic was from another session or came back as a favour for the shoot, but why would she do that 2 years later? Questions, questions...
Yes Dec '76 makes sense, at this time none of them would have had any connection with the current dance troupe. Tesco were very cheap and cheerful back then, I'm sure hiring l&c would have been far more expensive.
Also very rare to see Louise or Babs after they left PP, tbh I thought they were completely out off the scene for commercial work.
Thanks guys, ok i'll retract my initial scepticism then, it was Louise's presence that puzzled me. The pics are dated 1-12-76 by the way. I've had a quick look for anything related to this e.g articles or ads but so far no luck. In terms of other Pans persons, Sue would have been a no-no firmly a Legs and Co member by then, Lee had disappeared, Cherry was off pursuing her showbiz career and Ruth was busy as Legs & Co's manager. Nice of Mary to return too.
Never thought i'd see the words Tesco and Fashion in the same sentence though.
Interesting pictures, Mikey. Can't help with the date but the absence of Cherry, Ruth & Sue seems to point at a date past April 1976. I do wonder though if the name Pan's People still had such a marketable value by then.
I think so Willoway, but a few hours doing a shoot would not impact it much.
Heres another Tesco reference. I still find it odd that Tesco could use a group no longer together and still trading on the name as Vin suggests was it still marketable. I guess they were still well known personalities (especially Dee Dee and Babs) even after TOTP.
Mikey I don't recall any of the pictures that you've recently posted appearing on the PP site. It was a stinker of a place to navigate oneself about mind, but saying that I'm fairly sure they were not mentioned.
Yes. As the old hands I'm sure would confirm, the PP site was a difficult one to navigate your way around, but they'd also confirm that if I'd ever seen a picture of Mary in the pyjamas previously it isn't an image I'd have forgotten!
Here is an advert for a publication i'm not familiar with 'Reveille', so looking at the picture of Dee Dee and Babs its the same clothes related to this feature, so not December '76 at all then but a few months earlier. I thought id keep the full ad as it looks like a rather strange publication.
There is an edition of the "New Reveille" from September 28, 1973, on ebay right now, featuring an article about Pan's People.
Quote, "This week's two-page 'Television' section includes stories on: Pan's People ('Happy Dancing Their Lives Away') largish 1/2 page feature / interview(s) with the members of the popular dancing five-some (Louise, Babs, Cherry, Ruth & Dee-Dee) who appear weekly on BBC tv's Top Of The Pops which is currently watched by ten million viewers - includes comments from Louise, Dee-Dee, Cherry, Ruth and American born choreographer Flick Colby - includes a largish b&w publicity shot of the girls."