Easy Boy van Greenfield and Cook is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 22. Het Noordzee koor mogen we halverwege de Top 50 verwelkomen met Geef ons een kans. Ferry Maat heeft deze week gekozen voor de Caribbean Moon van Kevin Ayers als Kanskaart. Het thema van Easy Rider komt deze week nieuw binnen op nummer 8 in de Troef 20 : Steppenwolf met Born to be wild. Peter Koelewijn zingt deze week elk uur de treiterschijf : Angeline, zín blonde sexmachine.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Als toegift deze week de

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

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


30 June was the second Saturday in 1973 that RNI was the only offshore station to broadcast a hitparade. Radio Veronica did not broadcast either the Top 40 or Tipparade that day, following the passing of the Anti-Zeezender Wet by De Tweede Kamer on Thursday 28 June 1973, instead playing every Alarmschijf from 1969 to 1973 over the weekend.

On RNI, the programming on the Dutch service was, of course, heavily affected by the events of 28 June, with the "Radio Noordzee, hou 'm in de lucht" campaign having started on Friday 22 June 1973 and programmes being live, with all the studio-based DJs (Ferry Maat, Tony Berk, Peter Holland and Nico Steenbergen) on board the Mebo 2, The "Hou 'm in de lucht" campaign took up so much programme time that the Super Hit 50 show lasted longer than its usual 3 hours on 30 June 1973, with Tony Berk taking over from Ferry Maat after the first 3 hours at 15,00. Dick de Graaf was on board that week presenting Driemaster and therefore hosted the Troef 20 on 30 June.

The "Hou 'm in de lucht" campaign record, "Geef ons een kans" by Het Noordzee Koor had been played a lot on RNI over the previous week and entered the Top 50 on 30 June. I remember buying a copy of this record in the summer of 1973. One of the free radio organisations in the UK organised a march to the Dutch Embassy in London to hand in a protest against the passing of the Anti-Zeezender Wet, which took place one Sunday in the summer of 1973. As we walked through the streets of London, there were a couple of people amongst the marchers selling offshore radio related merchandise and one had copies of the RNI single. A good purchase, as it also hadRNI jingles on the B-side. Sadly, our protest march had no effect on the progress of the Anti-Zeezender Wet, although that wasn't really a surprise - if the tens of thousands of people that protested in Den Haag on 18 April 1973 had no effect, what hope did a couple of hundred of us in London have of changing Minister van Doorn's mind?

On the International service, Mike Ross presented the Top 30 show on Friday 29 June 1973. Slade entered at number 1 with "Skweeze me pleeze me". By the end of June 1973 the International service's Top 30 was very much based on the official UK chart, with only "Seven little girls" by Peaches at number 28 not making the UK Top 50. Smash Play was "Man of renown" by Writing on the Wall and the LP of the Week was "Show your hand" by the Average White Band, a couple of years before they became really popular.

De voorpagina van de Popfoto van Juni 1973

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Nieuw binnen deze week op nummer 39

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Het songfestival...

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De witte motor ...

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