Flick Colby - Tribute by Babs Lord - The Last Word TX: 03/06/2011

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Matthew Bannister on:

Dame Barbara Mills QC, the successful barrister who became the first woman Director of Public Prosecutions.

The poet and singer Gil Scott-Heron who gave voice to the black American experience.

The surrealist artist Leonora Carrington who scandalised her father by running away with Max Ernst and became a national treasure in Mexico.

And Flick Colby who choreographed Pans People's weekly routines on Top of the Pops. We have a tribute from Babs

Flick Colby:

Growing up in the 1970’s, Thursday nights meant only one thing – Top of The Pops and a chance to see a performance by the all girl dance group Pan’s People. Flick Colby was the American dancer and choreographer of the group and came up with their routines week in week out. The girls became a regular fixture on the show but not everyone approved – Mary Whitehouse complained that their costumes were too revealing.

Matthew spoke to Barbara ‘Babs’ Powell from Pan’s People, and to the music writer Ian Gittins.

Flick (Felicity Isabelle) Colby was born on 23 March 1946 and died 26 May 2011.