Flick Colby, a dancer and choreographer who helped make Top of the Pops troupe Pan’s People a national institution, has died at the age of 65. Colby co-founded the group, who, in the days before music videos, accompanied hits on the weekly TV show when artists could not perform. They first appeared in 1968 and spent eight years as the resident dancers.
Colby died of bronchial pneumonia at her home in Clinton, New York, on Thursday.
Graham Spicer is a writer, director and photographer in Milan, blogging (under the name ‘Gramilano’) about dance, opera, music and photography for people “who are a bit like me and like some of the things I like”. He was a regular columnist for Opera Now magazine and wrote for the BBC until transferring to Italy.
His scribblings have appeared in various publications from Woman’s Weekly to Gay Times, and he wrote the ‘Danza in Italia’ column for Dancing Times magazine.