De hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer deze week is Wovoka van Redbone op nummer 18. Op 28 verwelkomen we de eenzame fietser Boudewijn de Groot met Jimmy. Op 34 komen de Rolling Stones binnen met een nummer, dat hier bij de lokale omroep op de lijst met verboden platen stond, toen ik daar mijn programma’s maakte. De andere van de Stones in deze lijst, Angie, stijgt deze week van nummer 3 naar de koppositie. Lynsey de Paul is driftig op zoek naar een danspartner, althans dat hoor je elke uur als je luistert naar de treiterschijf. Ik heb een vraag voor je, welke bekende zangeres hoor je op nummer 11 in de Troef 20 deze week?

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Als toegift deze week de

TROEF 20   

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

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


Saturday 20 October 1973

The records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week have been (apart from the Treiterschijf and Smash Play):




Ballroom Blitz

Lynsey de Paul

Won't somebody dance with me

Bob Dylan

Knockin' on heaven's door

Stevie Wonder

Higher ground


This flight tonight

Gerard Cox

'Tis weer voorbij die mooie zomer

Albert Hammond

The Peacemaker

Rob de Nijs

Dag zuster Ursula

Golden Earring

Radar Love

Demis Roussos

My friend the wind

String Driven Thing

It's a game

Ringo Starr



There is no tape for the Peter Holland show on board today, so Gerard Smit presents the programme live. A tender does manage to get alongside the Mebo 2 today and takes off Gerard Smit and Robin Banks and brings back Hans ten Hooge and Mike Ross. International service programmes this evening are:

20.00 Mike Ross

22.00 Don Allen (Country'n'Western Jamboree)

24.00 Graham Gill

2.00 Mike Ross

4.00 - 7.00 Brian McKenzie

Newsreaders on the Dutch service are Gerard Smit, Marc van Amstel and Hans ten Hooge.


Sunday 21 October 1973

Due to a Force 10 gale on the North Sea, there is no news today until 13.00. Instead an announcement is made and a record played (if the programme is on tape) or else the programme continues throughout (if it is live).


International service programmes are:

20.00 Mike Ross (Hitback Show)

22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

24.00 - 3.00 Brian McKenzie

Mike Ross talks about the International Top 100 of 1973 that RNI intends to broadcast at the end of the year and invites suggestions as to what should be included. He also says that the station will be closing down on 31 December 1973.


Monday 22 October 1973

The sea is considerably calmer today than it was yesterday. Tonight's programmes are:

20.00 Mike Ross

22.00 Brian McKenzie

24.00 - 3.00 Graham Gill

Mike Ross says that RNI cannot send out car stickers because they can't afford it.


Tuesday 23 October 1973

The sea is rougher today and consequently the tender does not manage to get out until 16.50, at which point Dick de Graaf, who goes off with Marc van Amstel, hands Driemaster over to Hans ten Hooge for five minutes before Leo van der Goot, who returns today along with Hans Molenaar, takes over for his week on the show. The FM transmitter is off the air this evening as it is not working properly.


Wednesday 24 October 1973

The first hour of today's Nico Steenbergen programme is presented by Leo van der Goot, presumably because the tape is not on board. Nico is on the second hour, however. The FM transmitter is off the air all day. Hans Molenaar takes over on Buitengaats. Newsreaders on the Dutch service are Hans ten Hooge and Hans Molenaar. The sea is a lot calmer today.


Thursday 25 October 1973

In an article in today's Record and Radio Mirror it says that none of the DJs or crew have been told that the ship will move to Italy in January 1974 and there is still some doubt regarding the potential move.


Friday 26 October 1973

Mike Ross, Graham Gill, Brian McKenzie and Hans ten Hooge all go off on the tender and Rob Eden, Robin Banks and Gerard Smit return to the Mebo 2. Dutch news is read by Hans ten Hooge, Hans Molenaar and Gerard Smit. Hans Molenaar plays several records from a year ago in Buitengaats to celebrate the first Buitengaats programme exactly a year ago.


This evening's International service programmes are:

20.00 Rob Eden (International Top 30)

22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock'n'roll Special)

24.00 Robin Banks

3.00 Rob Eden

4.00 - 6.00 Mike Ross

The Mike Ross show is one of several that he has recorded for the five days that he will be off the ship. RNI has a big push on Golden Earring - there are regular adverts on the International service for "Radar love" and a competition is being run to win the new LP "Moontan". Also there are new adverts this evening for the Allman Brothers Band's "Brothers and sisters" LP and for a new range of T shirts (including an RNI one). Rob Eden plays records for Ronan O'Rahilly, Peter Chicago and Ellen and Brian McKenzie is scathing about Capital Radio's rock'n'roll show, which is broadcast at the same time as RNI's. Rob Eden features the new LP by Alquin in his show from 3.00 to 4.00.


Then the new records that I heard for the first time on RNi during the week commencing 20 October 1973 were:



Marie Osmond

Paper Roses


Hang on



Domenico Modugno

La lon tananza

Jim Croce

I got a name

Astrid Nijgh

Ik doe wat ik doe

Ray Charles

Come and live with me

Joe Dassin

Salut les amoureux


Half breed

Don McLean

Mountains of Mourne

Mac and Katie Kissoon

Love will keep us together


Helen Wheels

Nicky James

I guess I've always loved you

David McWilliams

Love like a lady

Kris Kristofferson and Rita Coolidge

I never had it so good

Vicky Leandros

Meine Freunde sind die Traume

De voorpagina van de Muziek Expres van October 1973

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De Popnaald

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Jeans & Jackets...

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