De hoogste nieuwe verwelkomen we deze week op nummer 16, het is Yesterday once more van Richard en Karen Carpenter. Nick Mackenzie komt midden in de Top 50 binnen met One is One en Medicine Head op 32 met One and One is One. Skweeze me Pleeze me van Slade komt nieuw binnen op 28 en Suzi Quatro op 34 met Can the can. Het thema uit de James Bond film Live and let die van Paul McCartney komt binnen op 39. Het prachtige Born to be with you van Dave Edmunds is de treiterschijf deze week, als daar ooit nog ís een videoclip van boven water mocht komen... Caribbean Moon van Kevin Ayers is deze week de zesde en laatste keer kanskaart van Ferry Maat.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in Juli 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Poptelescoop van 14 Juli 1973.

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


The "Hou'm in de lucht" campaign was in full flow at this time, although only Buitengaats and Driemaster were live now and Peter Holland, Tony Berk, Ferry Maat and Nico Steenbergen, who had been on board the Mebo 2 during the Anti-Zeezender Wet debates in De Tweede Kamer at the end of June, had by now reverted to recording their programmes on land.

Dick de Graaf was on board for his week of Driemaster and so presented the Troef 20 on Saturday 14 July 1973.

On the International service, Arnold Layne was coming to the end of his time with RNI, but presented the International Top 30 on 13 July 1973. "Born to be with you" by Dave Edmunds was the no. 1 this week and the highest new entry was "Gaye" by Clifford T Ward at no. 25. The Smash Play was "Sweet William" by Andy Bown and the LP of the Week was "Foreigner" by Cat Stevens. There were station hitpicks by Nazareth, Bonnie St Claire and Unit Gloria ("Waikiki Man", now released in the UK), Mungo Jerry, Space Opera and Jo Jo Gunne.

The big news of the week, however, was across the way on the Mi Amigo, where a new station, Radio Atlantis, started regular transmissions on Sunday 15 July 1973 after test transmissions had been heard from the Mi Amigo for a few days. The transmissions from the Mi Amigo at this time were very strong and RNI probably lost some listeners, albeit temporarily, during the early days of Radio Atlantis's broadcasts. It wouldn't have affected RNI's International service, however, as Radio Atlantis closed at 19.00 each day and it would be a few days before there were evening transmissions from the Mi Amigo, which came in the form of Radio Seagull, which was very different from the sort of programmes broadcast by RNI. In due course Radio Atlantis would get its own ship and start an English speaking service, which would feature former RNI DJs Crispian St John, Dave Rogers and Terry Davis during its 8 month life, but that was later.

All in all an exciting time on the North Sea, although the Anti-Zeezender Wet was now hanging over RNI and the other stations.

De Poptelescoop van 14 Juli 1973

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De Pop-Telex

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De Popagenda

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