Dancing on a saturdaynight van Barry Blue is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 35. Op 38 komt I want some more van Colin Blunstone de Top 50 binnen. Op 31 Augustus j.l. in Ahoy zong-die ít nog live. Op 41 komt iemand, die we nog uit de Nedepopscene van de jaren zestig binnen in de Top 50 : Rudy Bennet met de Wheel of life. Redbone voert nog steeds de Top 50 aan met Wounded Knee en Albert Hammond mag deze week de Troef 20 aanvoeren, samen met de Free Electric Band.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Als extraatje deze week de


Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in Juni 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Muziek Expres van Juni 1973.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in June 1973


The International service of RNI had competition in June 1973 from an all day English service from Radio Caroline, which featured a number of RNI's DJs from 1970 and sounded a lot like RNI did in 1970. Former RNI DJs featured were Andy Archer, Spangles Muldoon, Roger Day and Michael Lindsay, mostly on taped programmes.

RNI's International service at the time had Mike Ross, who had been on RNI in 1970, although only towards the end, and Brian McKenzie, Don Allen, Arnold Layne and Graham Gill. Graham Gill had presented the International Top 30 show on Friday 15 June 1973, which set the playlist for the coming week. It was a noteworthy week for two reasons. Firstly there was very little movement in the Top 30, with the biggest climbers going up only eight places - Gladys Knight and the Pips' "Neither one of us" to no. 12 and Neil Christian's "That's nice" to no. 16 - and the highest of only two new entries - "Frankenstein" by the Edgar Winter Group - at no. 29. The week was also noteworthy as the last week in which the International service DJs had hitpicks. From 22 June 1973 the International service had a Smash Play and, shortly thereafter, a number of records that were played as station hitpicks each week.

Friday 22 June 1973 was a very important day for the Dutch service, as it saw the start of the "Radio Noordzee hou'm in de lucht" campaign. All of the Dutch DJs were on board and the programme schedule was:

6.00 Gerard Smit

9.00 Leo van der Goot

10.00 Peter Holland

12.00 Tony Berk

14.00 Ferry Maat

16.00 Leo van der Goot

18.00 - 20.00 Nico Steenbergen

The campaign song, "Geef ons een kans" by Het Noordzee Koor, was played regularly throughout the day. The Djs stayed on board throughout the next week whilst the Dutch parliament debated and passed the Anti-Zeezender Wet, although Gerard Smit and Leo van der Goot were replaced by Marc van Amstel and Dick de Graaf in the week, as was usual at this time, for their week on Buitengaats and Driemaster respectively.

Uit de Muziek Expres van Juni 1973

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Gestegen van 22 naar 12 met You were my friend

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Popnieuws ...

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Nagels kleuren was ook toen populair...

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