No ryan ,i wouldent expect you to include the gojos in this section ,with little info on exactly what other songs they actually danced to ,would make it very difficult of a task ,but i must say about my interest in the gojos work ,when i had my first totp annual back in 1974 ,i then realised that there must have been another lot of dancers on totp besides pans people ,i was then even at the age of 8 or 9 intergued on what their names were and what they might have danced to ,in those days i thought they must have been on the show every week right from the begining ,anyway there was no way of finding out any more info ,until one saturday morning and i was watching swap shop ,and some viewer had requested for her mum ,that could they show some old clips of totp from when her mum was a teenager watching the show ,and in amazement for me came the clip of the gojos along with long john baldry from boxing day 67 show ,so i then caught a glimpse of the girls and knew one of the songs they danced to ,then along came years later babs talkin about the gojos in 1994 in their documentary ,followed by another doc where i actually got to see jo cook and linda hotchkin on totp true story ,next i wrote to totp2 to ask if they could possibly show the gojos full clip ,of reflections it hadnt been seen in full since broadcast in 67 ,and to give totp2 credit they did show it , then came the internet and listings of some of the songs they performed to ,and finally a couple of years ago the chance of a lifetime linda and jo both gave interviews ,giving details of their carreer ,followed up by a radio interview ,so what started off for me nearly 40 years ago ,as just reading an annual ,and seeing a black and white photo ,with just a mention of the group gojos,and me thinking id like to find out more about those ladies ,well its took nearly 40 years ,but my interest in the dancers finally came to fruition,anyway hope you dont mind me posting this on your thread ryan ,but i thought id just share why i had an interest in the gojos
LOL, of course i dont mind and i found your thoughts very interesting. For me with hardly any footage of those days, i just dont see the point of educating my mind on the early dance troupe/s. But im glad yourself and other dance historians are finding out details and good luck to you. I will stick with stuff im interested in, basically 74-81.
yes i totally agree ryan ,that with no footage of the gojos it does make it hard ,but then again it adds to the excitement of finding out fresh info about songs and facts ,one for the dads tries to cover all info on totp dancers ,and with each fresh bit of info regarding songs that pans or gojos from wiped shows comes to light ,is an achievement ,there is no other place than oftds or pp.com where you can go and find out what the dancers actually performed to each week ,as we try to keep the databases as accurate as possible,and for those who watched totp in the 60s and do remember the gojos ,its good to include their work ,and i know the surviving members of the gojos were thrilled and pleased that us public had taken an interest in the group ,and their name hadnt been forgotten
I agree Bucksby although with Mr Peel's famous sarcasm I would have been a bit nervous about his intros. As for the GoJos I like to think of Jez as the Mother Teresa of Dance Fans. He is a great advocate for the under-appreciated Troupes
Some Dancers who gave a good time, broke all the rules, played all the fools, yeah yeah yeah they blew our minds
At least we do have a Go-jo's performance on TOTPs from the '60s, which is more than can be said for Pans's People, where we only have '70s TOTPs appearances from them, since, I think that only two full '60s TOTPs episodes remain available to be watched, & neither features PP, one happens to have the Reflections routine from the Go-jo's, & I'm assuming that the other episode only has 'audience dancing', as I believe that the Go-jo's only appeared some weeks during their TOTPs era.
yes pbp ,at least we have one good performance left of the gojos ,and yes they were only on the show every now and again ,although as well as doing the occasional totp ,they also were busy at the same time recording ,discs a go go ,thank your lucky stars and val doonican show ,anyway i better get off ryans dj thread else he wiill be calling it the gojos thread ,and mr p ,ive only just started on those underated tv dance troupes ,theres lots more to come from me ,the feet ,zigzag ,him and us ,tsd,s and lipstick to name a few lol
Jez can i ask you to fill the vacant position of `Head of research into lesser known and obscure dance troupes`. Its been ages since we discussed them, i certainly do not have a downer on any of the dance troupes from the 70s were footage still survives.