Mindgames van John Lennon is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 23. Veel mooie nieuwe binnenkomers deze week zoals Flashback van Paul Anka, The midnight train to Georgia van Gladys Knight, Sebastian van Cockney Rebel, etc. De Hollies staan stationair op 1 met Curly Billy. Frank Sinatra zingt deze week de treiterschijf : Let me try again. Het leuke “De hoogste tijd” van Der Rudi sluit deze week de Troef 20. Had Leo van der Goot het karnaval misschien al in z’n hoofd bij de keuze van zijn kanskaart of is dat een “foutje’ van de drukker? Ferguslie Park van Stealers Wheel staat hier in de platenkast en was toen de LP van de 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 December 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Poptelescoop van 1 December 1973.

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


Saturday 1 December 1973

The records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week, excluding the Treiterschijf and Smash Play, have been:



Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes

The love I lost


The party must be over

Eddie Kendricks

Keep on truckin'

Roy Wood


Black Velvet

Groove along

Marie Osmond

Paper Roses


Top of the world

Ringo Starr


Gerard Cox

'Tis weer voorbij die mooie zomer

Anja en Johnny

De watermolen

Leo Sayer

The show must go on

Robert Knight

Love on a mountain top


There is an Osmonds special on Driemaster, hosted by Leo van der Goot, between 18.00 and 19.00, which means that the Troef 20 follows the news at 19.00 this week.

International service programmes are:

 20.00 Robin Banks

 22.00 Don Allen (Country'n'Western Jamboree)

 24.00 Graham Gill

 3.00 Brian McKenzie

 5.00 - 7.00 Robin Banks

Graham Gill reads the news during the prerecorded Country'n'Western show.


Sunday 2 December 1973

There is a 25 minute special on the O'Jays at 15.00 in Ferry Maat's Soul Show. Tonight's International service programmes are:

 20.00 Mike Ross (Hitback Show)

 22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

 24.00 Brian McKenzie

 2.00 - 4.00 Rob Eden (Contemporary Music)

Tonight's Hitback Show is the first of several special shows leading up to Christmas. This one is "The Mersey and the Beat" and features Merseybeat acts such as Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J Kramer and the Dakotas etc. Newsreader during this prerecorded programme is Graham Gill.


Monday 3 December 1973

New prizes on "Prijs Bewust" with Tony Berk from today, such as holidays. There is an extended news broadcast at 18.00 today, read by Hans ten Hooge. Marc van Amstel is playing the wrong side of the Treiterschijf by Frank Sinatra, but still announcing it as "Let me try again".

International service programmes are:

 20.00 Robin Banks

 22.00 Brian McKenzie

 1.00 Graham Gill

 4.00 - 6.00 Skyline


Tuesday 4 December 1973

There is a change of crew today. Amongst those going off is Cass the cook and returning is Will Assens. Also several new records on board today. Having again played the wrong side of the Frank Sinatra record, Marc van Amstel explains that the labels have been put on their copy of the record the wrong way round.


Wednesday 5 December 1973

There is a special 4 hour Sinterklaas programme between 14.00 and 18.00 today hosted jointly by Ferry Maat and Leo van der Goot. This features a Sinterklaas tape made by Herman van Keeken. Marc van Amstel is now playing the right side of the Frank Sinatra record.


Thursday 6 December 1973

Today is Will Assens' birthday. There is a new promotion for the new Supersister LP, with the same voice that was on the promo for the Alquin LP a few weeks ago.


Friday 7 December 1973

Today's tender takes off Marc van Amstel, Hans ten Hooge, Robin Banks and Graham Gill and brings back Rob Eden, Mike Ross, Don Allen, Hans Molenaar and Gerard Smit. Hans Molenaar is back on Buitengaats and today's newsreaders on the Dutch service are Marc van Amstel, Hans ten Hooge and Gerard Smit.

International service programmes are:

 20.00 Mike Ross (International Top 30)

 22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock'n'roll Special)

 24.00 Don Allen

 2,00 Rob Eden

 4,00 - 6.00 Skyline

Mike Ross says that "Truck on (Tyke)" by T Rex was at number 27 last week, but on last week's Top 30 show Graham Gill played "This flight tonight" by Nazareth at number 27. There is no time to play the station hitpicks on the Top 30 show, but the Smash Play (Prelude's "After the goldrush") and LP of the Week ("Can you feel it" by Black Velvet) are featured.


New records which I heard for the first time on RNI during the week commencing 1 December 1973 were:




Wild Thing


Our last song together

Jan Van Veen


Staple Singers

If you're ready, come go with me

Daniel Boone


Mel and Tim

Backfield in motion (Re-issue)

Cozy Powell

Dance with the devil

Helen Reddy

Leave me alone (Ruby Red Dress)

Daisy Dynamite

What do you want to make those eyes at me for

New Seekers

You won't find another fool like me

Blood Sweat and Tears

Save our ship

Tony Joe White

Backwards preacher man

Bolland and Bolland

I won't go anywhere

Judge Dread


Steeleye Span


Paul Simon

American Tune

Steely Dan

My old school

Alex Harvey

Too late my love


Esther's place

Hot Bunch

Hot Bunch

Lorenza Johnson

Mr Teaser

Art Sullivan

Une lame d'amour


Christmas for the people

Billy Lawrie



Oh lonesome me

Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Little donkey

Perry Como

Walk right back

De voorpagina van de Poptelescoop van 1 December 1973

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De Poptelex

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