Photograph van Ringo Starr is deze week de hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer op nummer 22. Op 32-34 komen drie duitstalige platen binnen, gezongen door twee Grieken en een Duitser : Demis Roussos, Vicky Leandros en Jurgen Marcus. Een andere duitstalige plaat stijgt deze week maar liefst 23 plaatsen : Bernd Cluver met Der kleine Prinz. Marie Osmond voert deze week de Troef 20 aan met papieren rozen, twee plaatsen lager vind je de rest van de Osmond familie met Oneway ticket to anywhere. Led Zeppelin komt nieuw binnen op nummer 19 in de Troef 20 met D’yer Maker en Deep purple is deze week de kanskaart van Leo van der Goot met Super Trouper. Verder nog de Who, de Edgar Winter Group en Uriah Heep in de Troef 20, zodat je bij ’t luisteren naar deze lijst niet in slaap valt.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

En als extraatje de


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 Muziek Parade van November 1973.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period


The week commencing 3 November 1973 saw the last significant changes in the programme schedule of the Dutch service, following the departures of Nico Steenbergen and Peter Holland. There would be some changes of DJs and newsreaders broadcasting live from the Mebo 2 in 1974, but the programme schedule would not undergo any radical changes between now and 31 August 1974.


Saturday 3 November 1973

The records which I have heard played most on RNI over the seven days to Friday 2 November 1973 have been:



Lynsey de Paul

Won't somebody dance with me

Astrid Nijgh

Ik doe wat ik doe

Ringo Starr


Roberta Flack

When you smile


Top of the world


Helen Wheels


My friend Stan

Gerard Cox

'Tis weer voorbij die mooie zomer

Go Go

Beautiful you

Bolland & Bolland

Leaving tomorrow

Adriano Celentano


Rolling Stones

Sympathy for the devil

Maureen McGovern

The morning after

Albert Hammond

The Peacemaker

Electric Light Orchestra


Bachman Turner Overdrive

Stayed awake all night


This morning’s Peter Holland programme will be his last for RNI as he, like Nico Steenbergen, is leaving the station. Hans ten Hooge thanks him for two and a half years of radio shortly before the 9.00am news. This morning’s sport programme is presented by Henk van Reijendam and Ted Bouwens presents the oldies show this afternoon, in which he has an interview with Willem Duyn. Leo van der Goot will from now on be the only presenter of Driemaster. This evening’s International service programmes are:

20.00 Robin Banks

22.00 Don Allen (Country’n’Western Jamboree)

24.00 Rob Eden

3.00 – 7.00 Robin Banks

A mobile discotheque today features Ferry Maat. Ferry is also heard today in an advertisement on Radio Veronica – one which RNI also uses.


Sunday 4 November 1973

There is a new Sunday programme schedule for the Dutch service from today. The complete schedule for today is:

7.00 Ted Bouwens

9.00 Marc van Amstel (Buitengaats)

11.00 Jan Boezeroen

12.00 Willeke Alberti

14.00 Ferry Maat (Soul Show)

16.00 Piet Romer

18.00 Leo van der Goot (Driemaster)

20.00 Mike Ross (Hitback Show)

22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

24.00 Don Allen

2.00 – 4.00 Rob Eden (Contemporary Music)

The Jan Boezeroen programme features only Dutch music. Ferry Maat transfers his Soul Show from Friday to Sunday afternoon. On the International service, Mike Ross again talks about the closure of RNI, saying that, as far as he knows, the station will close for good on 31 December 1973, although it may be around for a short while after that. Earlier in the week he had not been so sure, however, and there is too much new happening on RNI at present for it to be contemplating closing so soon. News during the early evening recorded programmes is read by Rob Eden and a mobile discotheque today features Ferry Maat.


Monday 5 November 1973

Again new programmes for the Dutch service today, which are:

6.00 Dick de Graaf

9.00 Branding

10.00 Ted Bouwens

12.00 Tony Berk

14.00 Ferry Maat

16.00 Leo van der Goot (Driemaster)

18.00 Marc van Amstel (Buitengaats)

19.00 Hans Molenaar (65 Min)

20.00 Robin Banks

22.00 Rob Eden

1.00 – 4.00 Don Allen

Rob Eden says that, despite what Mike Ross said in the hitback show last night, RNI will not be closing at the end of December 1973 as they have received no notice of an impending closure. Besides, the earliest that the Dutch anti zeezender wet can become law is now July 1974, about nine months later than originally thought. The Dutch service has a new jingle to introduce the news today.


Tuesday 6 November 1973

There is a Force 8 gale on the North Sea for most of today. Consequently there is no tender today. Buitengaats with Marc van Amstel runs from 18.00 to 20.00 today. Buitengaats will be for two hours in this time slot between Tuesday and Friday. It is reported in the news that Radio Condor has broken its anchor chain and is heading towards Zandvoort beach. It is also reported that Radio Atlantis owner Adriaan van Landschoot has recently bought the Radio Condor ship.


Wednesday 7 November 1973

Despite heavy seas all of today, the tender comes out to the Mebo 2 twice. The first time it brings some programmes for the Dutch service, although it was not early enough to bring today’s tape for Branding, which is instead hosted live from the Mebo 2 by Marc van Amstel, with Rob Eden and Robin Banks as technicians. The second tender of the day takes off Marc van Amstel and brings back Hans Molenaar, who takes over Buitengaats this evening. Hans reintroduces the “Drie Beatles” spot at 19.30, which Nico Steenbergen used to have at the same time. There is also a change of the ship’s crew today. Dutch news is read by Hans ten Hooge, Marc van Amstel and Hans Molenaar. Dick de Graaf interviews a member of Tiger on his programme. Rob Eden refers to RNI as “The 50KW tower of power”.


Thursday 8 November 1973

There is now an extended Dutch news bulletin at 18.00, lasting 5 minutes. The new news jingle introduced on Monday has been dropped already though. Robin Banks says that he and Rob Eden may be going to Jamaica for the next two weeks.


Friday 9 November 1973

It is another rough day on the North Sea, so there is no tender. The second hour of Buitengaats on Friday is now to feature English groups of the early to mid-60s, so there are a lot of Rolling Stones tracks played today, as well as the “Drie Beatles” spot. This evening’s programmes are:

20.00 Rob Eden (Top 30)

22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock’n’Roll Special)

24.00 Don Allen

3.00 – 6.00 Robin Banks

Rob Eden sounds very tired on the Top 30 show today. The new International service Smash Play – “Street life” by Roxy Music – has not yet arrived on board the Mebo 2. There is also no tape for the Rock’n’Roll Special, so tonight’s programme consists of one hour repeated from last week’s programme and one hour from the week before. Don Allen, who reads the news during this programme, makes it clear that it is a repeat.


Then the new records that I heard for the first time on RNI between 3 and 9 November 1973:




Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers

Big fat mama


Don't stick stickers on my paper knickers

Gary Glitter

I love you love me love


Harlem Song

Wim Roma

Hasta la vista


Hot Amsterdam


Dream of me


Just you'n'me

Drs. P

De Veerpont

Duncan Browne

Send me the bill for your friendship



De voorpagina van de Muziek Parade van November 1973

FP MP1173.jpgUriah Heep zakt deze week van 24 naar 43 met Easy Livin’

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Het verzamelde popnieuws

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Regelmatig hoorde je Joost op RNI over Toshiba

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