De hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer deze week is The Old Fashioned Way van Charles Aznavour op nummer 28. Op nummer 48 komt Annemieke van Roek Williams binnen, een plaatje dat ik na veel moeite heb weten te bemachtigen. Het is een Top 50 met wederom en aantal mooie nummers zoals La Malaguena, Summer (the first time), The morning after, Born to be with you en China Grove. Sjef van Oekel is de kanskaart voor Buitengaats en dat is geen grote verrassing.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden en daaronder een paar scans uit de MP van Oktober 1973.

RNI Top 50 133.jpg

The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period


My day by day RNI diary, which I had stopped on 31 December 1972 and picked up for a only few days late in May 1973, started again on 8 October 1973 and went through to the beginning of March 1974. This is the first five days in October 1973:


Monday 8 October 1973

On board the Mebo 2 this week are Mike Ross, Rob Eden, Robin Banks, Dick de Graaf and Hans Molenaar. Hans Molenaar is presenting the live breakfast show, now called Buitengaats, and Ted Bouwens is on Doorsnee Noordzee from 10.00 to 12.00, followed by Tony Berk from 12.00 to 14.00. Ferry Maat is on holiday at present, so his 14.00 to 16.00 programme is hosted by Hans ten Hooge. Dick de Graaf is on Driemaster from 16.00 to 18.00, followed by Nico Steenbergen.  On Monday evenings at 19.00, Hans Molenaar plays an hour of oldies from 1965 or before in the programme 65 Min. News on the Dutch service is read today by Dick de Graaf and Hans Molenaar. International service programmes are:

20.00 Mike Ross

22.00 Robin Banks

24.00 – 3.00 Rob Eden

Today is Arnold Layne’s birthday – a year ago he said that there was a good chance that he wouldn’t be on the station in a year’s time. Indeed he isn’t.


Tuesday 9 October 1973

Dick de Graaf leaves on the tender and Leo van der Goot returns. Leo takes over for his week of Driemaster. It is reported in this month’s Deejay and Radio Monthly that John de Mol has demoted Gerard Smit and Peter Holland, because they dared to contact their union. Also Ferry de Groot is no longer chief technician. This seems extraordinary – with the station fighting for its life in the face of the Dutch government’s bill, you would think that de Mol would want to use its most popular DJs, such as Peter Holland, to maximum advantage. Dutch newsreaders are Dick de Graaf, Hans Molenaar and Leo van der Goot. After several calm days on the North Sea, there is a Force 7 storm this evening.


Wednesday 10 October 1973

Marc van Amstel returns to the Mebo 2 after only 5 days off. Dutch service newsreaders today are Hans Molenaar (who, unusually for the Dutch service, reads some of the news in his own breakfast programme), Leo van der Goot and Marc van Amstel. Hans Molenaar leaves on the tender. Maybe there is now a shortage of Dutch newsreaders – Jos Kuyer has not been on board now for several weeks and Gerard Smit should have returned yesterday.


Thursday 11 October 1973

Marc van Amstel takes over on Buitengaats this morning. A new craze that started on the Mebo 2 two days ago, darts, has taken hold of the Dutch service staff. Leo van der Goot tells us about it in Driemaster.


Friday 12 October 1973

Ferry Maat returns from holiday and to his 14.00 to 16.00 show today. On Fridays, the hour from 15.00 to 16.00 is now a soul hour. Mike Ross, Rob Eden and Marc van Amstel leave on the tender today and Graham Gill, Brian McKenzie, Gerard Smit and Hans Molenaar return to the Mebo 2. Both Gerard and Hans read news this afternoon. International service programmes tonight are:

20.00 Graham Gill (Top 30)

22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock’n’Roll Special)

24.00 Graham Gill

3.00 – 6.00 Robin Banks

The No. 28 record was not played on the Top 30 show – presumably because “Deck of cards” by Max Bygraves is not on board.

De voorpagina van de Muziek Parade uit Oktober 1973

FP MP1073.jpg

Donny Osmond (hieronder met z’n broers) staat deze week op nummer 10

Osmonds MP1073.jpg

Zo maar wat popnieuws uit de MP van Oktober 1973

Gezien in the sene 01 MP1073.jpg

Nick MacKenzie and others MP1073.jpg

Sommige reklames waren wel erg uitgebreid

Shellina MP1073.jpg