In 1973 zond RNI voor de derde en laatste keer een Top 100 uit. Je kon deze toen beluisteren op tweede kerstdag tussen 12:00 en 18:00. Maar dat is niet de lijst, die je hieronder ziet. Meestal wordt zo’n lijst samengesteld op basis van behaalde punten op basis van de Top 50 noteringen, voor de lijst van 1973 gold dat niet helemaal. Daarom hierbij de lijst, zoals deze eruit zag op basis van behaalde punten over heel 1973 (met dank aan Frans Elbertsen, zie ook Top 100 1973). Dat is de lijst op basis van de noteringen tussen 1 Januari 1973 en 31 december 1973, een lijst die dus ook niet uitgezonden had kunnen worden op tweede kerstdag in 1973. Dat betekend dan ook dat je 3 keer Alice Cooper, de Zangeres Zonder Naam en Nico Haak cadeau krijgt en dat je Deep Purple, Slade, de Cats, de Les Humphries Singers en Donna Hightower moet missen. Waarom bijvoorbeeld 3 keer Alice Cooper niet voorkwam in de lijst, die RNI op tweede kersdag 1973 uitzond, is niet bekend. Hoewel de lijst, zoals RNI deze uitzond op tweede kerstdag 1973 natuurlijk de originele Top 100 is, is die lijst geen juiste weergave van de noteringen in de Top 50 in de periode 30-12-1972 t/m 22-12-1973. Daarom heb ik besloten hier de lijst over heel 1973 te gebruiken. Met dank aan zowel Frans Elbertsen als Hans Blaauwbroek om de noteringen in de originele RNI Top 100 te analyseren.
Deze Top 100 kun je hier beluisteren:
Maar, teneinde sommigen van ons niet teleur te stellen, hier ook de Non-Stop uitvoering van de versie, die RNI uitzond:
Onder de TOP 100 over heel 1973 kun je de muzikale herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in 1973 en daaronder de uitslag van de populariteitspoll 1973 van Muziek Express, waarbij RNI best wel goed scoort.
En als toegift kun je ook nog drie uur van de Top 100 over heel 1973 met beelden bekijken:
The musical memories of Michael Downing regarding RNI in 1973
At the beginning of 1973, the Dutch service of RNI brought back its live programmes. For the last couple of months of 1972, the 6.00 to 9.00 programme had been taped on land by Leo van der Goot and Driemaster had been taped on land by Alfred Lagarde, but from January 1973, the 6.00 to 9.00 show, now called Buitengaats, was live from the Mebo 2 with Gerard Smit and Marc van Amstel on alternate weeks and Driemaster, from 16.00 to 18.00 on weekdays, was live with Leo van der Goot and Alfred Lagarde on alternate weeks. Peter Holland, Tony Berk, Ferry Maat and Nico Steenbergen made up the rest of the weekday DJ team, but their programmes were taped on land.
In January 1973, Leo van der Goot and Alfred Lagarde started playing the new single from the Band's "Rock of Ages" LP, "I don't want to hang up my rock'n'roll shoes", which eventually became the Driemaster kanskaart in the week commencing 27 January 1973, but it wasn't a hit.
There were two Treiterschijven in early 1973 that did not even make Radio Veronica's Tipparade, "But I do" by Bobby Vinton in the week of 27 January 1973 and "Ik ben een aap" by Nico Haak in the week commencing 17 February 1973. Both of these artists would have Top 10 hits in 1973, but not with these songs.
Peter Holland's kanskaart in the week commencing 17 February 1973 was "Ein Festival der Liebe" by Jurgen Marcus. This was a big hit, but not until August 1973.
Nico Steenbergen was the champion of "Schoolgirl notion" by Janey and the Marlettes, but it was not a hit.
Alfred Lagarde left RNI in March 1973 and Dick de Graaf took his place on Driemaster. It was Leo van der Goot who played "Rainbow Man" by Looking Glass a lot on Driemaster towards the end of March 1973. Looking Glass had had a hit in 1972 with "Brandy", but "Rainbow Man" was not a hit.
Marc van Amstel was the main DJ that I remember playing "They never told us" by Ed Welch in late March and early April. It came from a film, although I can't remember which one. It wasn't a hit, but that certainly can't be said about "Tu te reconnaitras" by Anne Marie David, which won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1973. Marc van Amstel had picked this out as a potential winner in the week leading up to the Contest and he was right.
"Goodbye Guitar Man" by Cherry Van Gelder Smith was a Buitengaats kanskaart, but not a hit. She would have a hit with "Silver Boy" at the beginning of 1974, however.
Ferry Maat's Soul Show had started in late 1972 and one of his first great successes was "Feel the need in me" by the Detroit Emeralds, which was the Treiterschijf in the week commencing 5 May 1973 and a fair sized hit. The Treiterschijf of the following week, 12 May, was "Good time coming" by Bitch, which was championed by Dick de Graaf and had been the Driemaster kanskaart the previous week. Although it made the RNI Super Top 50, "Good time coming" was not a big hit.
"Goodbye Mama" by Ireen Sheer was a favourite of Nico Steenbergen in early June 1973.
The second half of June 1973 was a very significant time for the Dutch service of RNI, as 22 June 1973 saw the start of the "Hou'm in de lucht" campaign and all the Dutch DJs on board the Mebo 2 for a couple of weeks. This was accompanied by a record, "Geef ons een kans" by Het Noordzee Koor, led by Tony Berk, that was played extensively throughout the first few weeks of the campaign. The record made it to no. 18 in the Super Top 50 on 7 July 1973.
"Caribbean Moon" by Kevin Ayers was a Ferry Maat kanskaart around this time and was much played on RNI during this time.
Another success for the Soul Show was "I'm gonna love you just a little more baby" by Barry White, which was the Treiterschijf in the week commencing 18 August 1973 and eventually made no. 19 in the Super Top 50.
"Tobacco Bay" by Flag was a Driemaster kanskaart in July 1973 and made no. 28 in the Super Top 50, but did not appear in the Radio Veronica charts.
Another record which was championed by Marc van Amstel was "The morning after" by Maureen McGovern. This was a US no.1 which became a Treiterschijf on RNI in the early autumn and from there a minor hit in the Super Hit 50, although it rose no higher than the Tipparade on Veronica.
The Dutch service DJ line up had been stable since the departure of Alfred Lagarde in March 1973, although Gerard Smit had fallen out of favour with John de Mol and had been replaced on Buitengaats by Hans Molenaar. Peter Holland had moved to weekends and relief DJ during the week. Ted Bouwens took over from Peter on Doorsnee Noordzee during the week. Gerard Smit remained with RNI and continued to read news and got to present the Super Top 50 programme on Saturday 15 December 1973 when the tape failed to arrive on board the Mebo 2 in time.
Early in November 1973 both Nico Steenbergen and Peter Holland left RNI. This resulted in a significant programming change, with Dick de Graaf moving to the 6.00 to 9.00 slot and now recording his programmes on land. Following the non-stop music Branding programme from 9.00 to 10.00, there was Ted Bouwens from 10.00 to 12.00. Tony Berk and Ferry Maat kept the same slots of 12.00 to 14.00 and 14.00 to 16.00 respectively, followed as always by Driemaster, now hosted exclusively by Leo van der Goot and recorded on land. The only live programme that now remained was Buitengaats, between 18.00 and 20.00 and presented alternately by Marc van Amstel and Hans Molenaar.
Roberta Flack had had a big hit in the spring with "Killing me softly with his song". "When you smile" was not a hit, but was played a lot in the autumn of 1973, particularly on Buitengaats, who had it as a kanskaart.
Todd Rundgren had been a favourite on RNI since "I saw the light" in the early summer of 1972. In the autumn of 1973 Leo van der Goot regularly played an album track by Todd, "Long flowing robe", which was not released as a single. Leo would continue to feature Todd Rundgren tracks in 1974.
Smyle had been a favourite of RNI since "It's gonna be alright" was Treiterschijf in October 1972 and "Dream of me" was a Buitengaats kanskaart in November 1973 and was well supported by RNI generally. However, although both "It's gonna be alright" and "The tandem" had been fair sized hits, "Dream of me" was much less successful and was the last we heard from Smyle, although their singer, Bas Muys, would have much greater success in 1981 as one of the featured singers of Stars on 45.
Seals and Crofts had been very popular in the USA over the past couple of years and "Diamond Girl" had been played a lot on Veronica, reaching the Tipparade. However, it was the follow up that found more favour on RNI. "We may never pass this way again" was a Treiterschijf in November 1973 and was a minor hit in the Super Hit 50. Strangely, it didn't even make the Tipparade on Veronica.
Towards the end of 1973 the RNI Treiterschijf became very easy listening, with Frank Sinatra ("Let me try again"), Jan Van Veen ("Meer") and John D Bryant ("Peace will be mine") in consecutive weeks at the start of December. However, any suggestion that RNI had gone middle of the road ended with the next Treiterschijf, "Jailhouse Rock" by Elvis Presley.
The final Treiterschijf of 1973 was another Soul Show favourite, "Rockin' roll baby" by the Stylistics. It wasn't a hit, but the Stylistics would go on to have hits in 1974 and 1975.
The year ended, as was traditional, with the Top 100 of 1973, from 12.00 to 18.00 on 26 December 1973. Unlike 1972, when each hour was presented by a different DJ, in 1973 the schedule was the same as for a normal weekday - two hours each of Tony Berk, Ferry Maat and Leo van der Goot. There was even an edition of Prijs Bewust at 13.00 as usual.
De Populariteitspoll 1973 uit de Muziek Expres van Januari 1974