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Brian Rogers Connection, The

Shut up! I can't hear myself pondering!A well-drilled team of young men and women performing an intricately choreographed burlesque version of Tropical Heatwave while three middle aged couples ponder what exactly Bertice Reading meant by leaving them a scale model of a Routemaster bus? It can only be 321, and the capable hoofers under the aegis of a former member of The Young Generation, Brian Rogers. Note for pedants: they’re only the Brian Rogers Connection when they’re doing a full-on cabaret routine – when they’re just prancing about to the latest waxing (eg. on Live at Her Majesty’s) they’re simply The Brian Rogers Dancers. Very important, that. Rogers, incidentally, now runs his own performing arts college in Essex, along with his wife Jan, herself former member of the Connection, as well as ‘vocal group Champagne’.



  1. zaphod

    November 20, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Top Saturday Night entertainment in the 1980’s – God, times were bad.

  2. Jim Kelleher

    August 21, 2019 at 7:32 am

    Is Brian Rogers related to the 321 host Ted Rogers?

  3. THX 1139

    September 1, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    Was it the Brian Rogers Connection who appeared in that outtake going “It don’t mean a thing if it ain’t got that swing, doo-wah, doo-wah, doo-waaaaaaAAAARGH!” *falls off chair*?

  4. Glenn Aylett

    September 1, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    At one time, there were plenty of dance troupes around and most entertainment shows felt obliged to have people hoofing on stage. I’m of an age when I can remember Legs and Co, their very risque cousins Hot Gossip and Hill’s Angels on ITV, and Foxy Feeling, The Brian Rogers Connection and The Young Generation providing the back up on other shows. Also Pan’s People, after being dumped from TOTP in 1976, living on into the eighties with different dancers.

  5. richardpd

    September 1, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    Didn’t some of Legs & Co start out in Pan’s People?

    Even Little & Large had a dance troupe at one time?

    • THX 1139

      September 1, 2019 at 11:19 pm

      Yes, Sue was in Pan’s People and Legs & Co. Think that was about it, though.

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