Sunday, 3 May 2015

'The Golden Lady' Film 1979

'The Golden Lady' was released in 1979 and is about female mercenaries trying to sabotage a business deal.
Hot Gossip have a three minute routine set in a night-club sadly interspersed with some 18 rated goings on by two characters in the film.The routine appears to be based on 'Walk On The Wild Side' with Carol and Donna dressed as a maid and schoolgirl respectively.Dominique comes on holding a doll,Lorraine is dressed in pink with an umbrella,leather-clad Lindsay and Mark crack whips,and Perri tugs on the collar of her 'slave' Lee.
Wanda Rokicki was in the Hot Gossip group which danced at the Mayfair club Monkberry's.While she didn't make onto the Everett show with the other dancers here she makes a welcome appearance in this film.

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Hot Gossip - 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' by Linda Clifford

Here are Hot Gossip dancing to Linda Clifford's version of 'Bridge Over Troubled Water' on The Kenny Everett Video Show 18.02.80.The clip was filmed at Kempton water pumping station in West London,the same place Pan's People filmed 'Tap Turns On The Water' in 1971.
I love the use of fans and hoses as props throughout the dance.The smiley close-ups are great too.This is an exciting and imaginative dance to watch.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

The Very Hot Gossip Show

Recorded at The Lyceum London and broadcast on Channel 4 in 1982.The songs Hot Gossip sing and dance to include:Exodus,We Are The Girls,I Feel Love,The Model,Word Before Last,Stolen Nights,Circus Of Death and Walk On The Wild Side.

Hot Gossip - 'Walk On The Wild Side' by Lou Reed

Filmed at Butler's Wharf near the Tower of London here is 'Walk On The Wild Side' from The Kenny Everett Video Show 24.07.78.The dancers play a variety of characters:Carol plays a maid,Floyd is a biker,and most famously Donna is a schoolgirl.
Thanks Andee at OFTDs:

Thursday, 8 January 2015

David Dundas - 'Jeans On'

Here are two videos of 'Jeans On' by David Dundas.The first is on Top Of The Pops.Like the dancers on 'It Only Takes A Minute' by Jonathan King,the three dancers here wear T-shirts with the words 'Hot Gossip' on them.I believe the dancers here are Libby Rose(right with short hair),Lavinia Lang(centre) and Judy Ford(left).In the second video the dancers aren't wearing the 'Hot Gossip' T-shirts but i believe they are the same dancers;Libby Rose is there(centre in the picture) and the dance itself looks the same as on Top Of The Pops.

100 Ton & A Feather - 'It Only Takes A Minute'

Here are the Hot Gossip dancers with Jonathan King as 100 Ton & A Feather singing 'It Only Takes A Minute'.I can't recognise any of the dancers who are wearing T-shirts with the words 'Hot Gossip' on them.Some possible dancers are;Libby Rose,Lavinia Lang,Wanda Rokicki,Lee Black,Roy Gayle,Chrissy Whickham,Judy Ford and Belinda.
When singing the song on Top Of The Pops King was joined by Lulu Cartwright of Ruby Flipper.


Here we have two TV adverts with Hot Gossip connections.Firstly there is an advert from 1981 for JVC Videos.The Hot Gossip dancers are dressed like they are on the front cover of their 'Geisha Boys & Temple Girls LP.The second advert is for Brutus Gold Jeans and features Dominique Wood with Sting,and is believed to be from 1978.