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In 1976 Top of The Pops Feartured Legs & Co Dancing To Lalo Schifrin’s Theme From Jaws

by | 9th, October 2014

Legs & Co

 

 

BACK in 1976, BBC TV’s Top Of the Pops  featured an all-female dance troupe.

Listed in the show’s closing credits as “??????”. The BBC staged a contest to name the dancers.

 

Legs & Co are named

 

 

The name was picked by 16-year-old Elaine Coombes and announced on TV children’s show Blue Peter .

 

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The ladies soon became Legs & Co.

 

The new all-girl dance troupe for the Top of the Pops programme at the BBC Television Centre in London. They are, from left, back row, Patti Hammond, 26, Sue Mehenick, 21, Lulu Cartwright, 16, and Pauline Peters, 24. In front are Rosemary Hetherington, 16, and Gill Clark, 17. Date: 20/10/1976

 

 

But before that naming, they had to dance. And one dance was to Lalo Schifrin’s flooriller, the theme from the hit movie Jaws .

 

Lalo Schifrin, Argentine-born composer, rehearses his electronic music-making monster called the Electronic EX-42 with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Zubin Mehta's direction for the world premiere of his "Pulsations", Jan. 27, 1971. The contrivance is part of an electronic musical explosion with widespread implications for producers and musicians. (AP Photo/George Brich) Lalo Schifrin, Argentine-born composer, rehearses his electronic music-making monster called the Electronic EX-42 with the

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