Monday, 30 May 2011

To the memory of Flick Colby

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Flick Colby has died at the still young age of 65. Nobody under about 50 will know who she was, but to gentlemen of a certain age her dance routines still have the power to bring mist to the eyes and a tilt to the trousers.

She was the lead dancer and then choreographer for Pan's People, the dance troupe who filled a spot on Top of the Pops every week. The sixties didn't really swing as far as television was concerned and those girls were the nearest we got to erotica on the box. They certainly gave me some pretty nice blue veiners in my pubescent days.

Have a safe journey to the other side, Flick, and thank you for making my youthful years so much more interesting.

2 comments:

wordsmith said...

Thanks for this Nick, I followed your link - strange to think of someone so iconic starting a gift shop. Slightly sad her death didn't make the main news...Paris Hilton must have damaged a finger nail :-)

Uncle Nick said...

Yes, I thought that as well, but the adjective that I chose was incongruous. Flick Colby running a gift shop...

She was only iconic to us, to men of our generation. The youngsters don't know her, so that's why it was a minor news item. Dear God the other day someone was asking me about George Osborne and why couldn't I remember him from Oxford and the reason is that he was years after my time!

Our days are drawing to a close...

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