De oudjes doen ít nog prima, Albatross van Fleetwood Mac is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 31. Halo of Flies van Alice Cooper komt binnen op nummer 33. Een van mijn favorieten is Born to be with you van Dave Edmunds, deze week komt hij binnen op nummer 46. Albert Hammond moet deze week plaats maken voor Sharif Dean, die van 3 naar 1 opschuift met Do you love me. Mungo Jerry mag deze week de treiterschijf volzingen en hij doet dat met Allright en dan 3 keer.

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 Juli 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Poptelescoop van 21 Juli 1973.

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


RNI had some new competition in the second half of July 1973, as Radio Atlantis started broadcasting from the Mi Amigo on 15 July 1973 with a very strong signal on 259 metres. But it was business as usual on RNI's Dutch service, with the programme schedule during the week being:

6.00 Buitengaats (live from the Mebo 2, presented by Marc van Amstel or Gerard Smit)

9.00 Branding (Non-stop)

10.00 Peter Holland

12.00 Tony Berk

14.00 Ferry Maat

16.00 Driemaster (live from the Mebo 2, presented by Leo van der Goot or Dick de Graaf)

18.00 - 20.00 Nico Steenbergen

Newsreaders at the time were the four DJs who presented the live programmes, plus Hans ten Hooge and Hans Molenaar, both of whom presented programmes occasionally.

The International service lost Arnold Layne at about this time, reportedly after an argument with Mike Ross. This left the International service short of DJs and, by early August, Rob Eden would be back on board whilst a permanent replacement was found for Arnold.

Mike Ross was the presenter of the International Top 30 show on Friday 20 July 1973 from 20.00 to 22.00 and the Top 30 was, by now, heavily based on the UK chart. This meant, however, that the International service was playing a lot of records that were rarely, if ever, played on the Dutch service, such as "Gaye" by Clifford T Ward at no. 8, "Step by step" by Joe Simon at no. 10, "Finders keepers" by Chairmen of the Board at no. 19 and "Honaloochie Boogie" by Mott the Hoople at no. 20. The Smash Play for the week was "Clouds" by David Gates and the station hitpicks included "Say has anybody seen my sweet gypsy Rose" by Dawn and "Woman across the river" by Freddie King.

The weekend programmes on RNI at this time included, as ever, the Super Top 50 with Ferry Maat, plus the Hitback Show with Mike Ross, often accompanied by his wife Sheila, the Country'n'Western Jamboree with Don Allen and, on the Dutch service on Sundays, the Dik voor Mekaar show with Andre van Duin. The Troef 20, was broadcast in Driemaster on Saturday and on 21 July 1973 was presented by Leo van der Goot, who was in his week of Driemaster at the time. Normally at this time, the Dutch DJs on board the Mebo 2 changed on Tuesday, with the Buitengaats and Driemaster presenters doing one week on board and one week on shore leave.

De Poptelescoop van 21 Juli 1973

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De Pop-Telex

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En nog meer popnieuws

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