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Groovy Friday – Pan’s People

Nothing says groovy like knee-high go-go boots.


It’s Friday!

Behold Pan’s People.  They were a British television dance troupe who had their greatest fame on the show “Top of the Pops,” a British mash-up of “Your Hit Parade” and “American Bandstand.”  If an artist who was at the top of the pop charts couldn’t perform live on the show, Pan’s People stepped in.  There were several dancers over the years, but always only six at a time.  You may remember them from a previous post here at Groovy Friday featuring Georgie Fame.

There’s only three of the members in this clip, although psychedelic special effects turn them into more.  They’re dancing to the minor Jan & Dean hit “Bucket T.”  Jan & Dean were of course best known for their hits, “Surf City” and “The Little Old Lady From Pasadena.”

In closing, nothing says groovy like knee-high go-go boots.  Right?

Have a groovy weekend!

André Dupuy

Andre Dupuy is the youngest of five children, a fourth-generation Californian and he knows how to drive a Model-T Ford.

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