Het is al vijf jaar geleden dat Louise Clarke, één van de stichtende leden van de dansgroep Pan’s People, is overleden.
Pan’s People first appeared in Top of the Pops in 1968 and spent eight years as the resident dancers on the weekly music show. Zij werden opgetrommeld als een bepaalde artiest die in de Engelse hitparade stond niet aanwezig kon zijn. Meestal wordt hun optreden beschreven als “it was the part of the show when father stayed in the room”.
Ms Clarke is the second member of the group to pass away. Flick Colby died at the age of 65 in May 2011.
Mr Philip Day, who has been a publicist for Pan’s People for more than 40 years, said Ms Clarke “was a lovely, lovely lady, she was a real darling. Of all the clients I have had the good fortune to represent during all of those years, they were perhaps the most fun to work with, certainly the easiest to work with, were loyal to a fault and the very best at what they did.”
The group’s final appearance on Top of the Pops was in April 1976, when they danced to Silver Star by The Four Seasons. (BBC)