Thursday, 26 November 2015

BABE OF THE DAY - GILLIAN DUXBURY (AGAIN)...



GILLIAN DUXBURY so enjoyed her stint
as Babe of the Day yesterday that she wanted
to do it again.  And who am I to say her nay?  So
here she is!  Drool cups at the ready, Criv-ites -
mass salivating begins now!  (I'll lead.)

15 comments:

B Smith said...

Er, 'scuse me, I'll be back later.

(PS what's a stoater?)

Kid said...

A stoater, a belter, a brammer, all mean the same, BS. They're Scots' slang for an exceptionally excellent example of a particular item. (In this case a Babe.)

Paul McScotty -Muir said...

Ive never seen or heard of this lady before, obviously you bought errr differnt magazine to me in the 1970s but yes a total wee stoatir, shes fair got me slabberin !

Phil said...

I love the 70s particularly Pan's People hint hint

Kid said...

She was a Sun Page 3 girl, McS. Think she appeared in The Daily Record as well - and The Daily Star.

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Babs (the blonde one) was my favourite, Phil. She's married to actor Robert Powell.

Colin Jones said...

I never watched Top of the Pops because a) I wasn't much interested in music and b) my father didn't like pop music at all - "long haired layabouts bringing down the country" etc so I was only vaguely aware of Pan's People and anyway I thought they were called Pam's People. I've heard them reminiscing about those days and they all sound rather posh.

Kid said...

My father was the same, but he sometimes indulged my brother and let him watch it, or was out on nightshift anyway. That's the only reason I ever saw it, 'cos I wasn't really into pop music. I think most English dancers ARE posh anyway, as poor people usually can't afford dance lessons for their kids.

Colin Jones said...

Kid, it wasn't just the dancers - a few years ago SFX magazine gave away a CD which included, among other things, an interview with Tom Baker from 1974 when he'd just got the role of Dr. Who and I was surprised at how posh he sounded. Although my father didn't think much of pop music, when he actually listened to some he quite liked it - he was born in 1927 and he was one of those who said "you can't understand the words in these modern songs"...yawn. If I'd begged and pleaded to watch TOTP he'd have reluctantly agreed but, like you, I wasn't really into pop music - it was comics for me. In 1979 I got my own portable TV so I could watch whatever I wanted. Have you got your Christmas decorations up yet ? I know you have two trees :)

Kid said...

I've got four trees, CJ, but only two of them require decorations. I actually haven't yet got around to putting them back up in the loft (too much up there already, waiting to be brought down) since last year, so they've been sitting in corners of my bedroom. I'll put them in the livingroom in a couple of days or so.

Phil said...

Unfortunately I think Page 3 is behind a paid firewall these days.

I don't know why Pan's People are so fondly remembered compared to the other dance groups. I suspect because they started in the 60s and when they disbanded in 1976 they sort of signaled the end of an era- even back then! The other dance groups were shorter lived and more anonymous.
I admit I find the 60s and 70s girls quite attractive, when the 80s rolled around with the big shoulder pads and the new wave haircuts it got all too music video.

Kid said...

Perhaps it was the name, Phil - 'Pan's People' has a certain ring to it. And I think everyone remembers Babs, the blonde. Their replacement was called Legs & Co, if I remember rightly, and there were a few of PP amongst their ranks, I think.

DeadSpiderEye said...

I think Pan's People are mostly fondly recollected for a certain routine that featured them dresses in uniforms reminiscent of a boarding school and utilising, ehem -- hokey sticks. After which, I think Robert Robinson has his job cut out for him, on Points of View. It's noted, that subsequent appearances on Top of the Pops by said people, where appreciably more circumspect.

Kid said...

Ah, Robert Robinson - legend, DSE - legend.

Colin Jones said...

Pan's People was indeed a great name but I wonder how many of the public knew that Pan was from ancient Greek mythology ? Perhaps a lot wondered why Pan's People were named after a kitchen utensil.

Kid said...

I'm wondering about that kitchen utensil now, CJ - never heard of it before.

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