Someday Somewhere van Demis Rousos is de hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer op nummer 15, op de voet gevolgd door de Cats, die deze week met Rock&Roll nieuw binnen komen op nummer 17. Het prachtige The most beautiful girl van Charlie Rich komt binnen op nummer 43. Gerard Cox stijgt deze week naar nummer 1 met zijn lied over de voorbije zomer, het is dan ook hartje winter J Chi Coltrane zingt deze week de treiterschijf : Whoever told you. Sylvia Kristel met een liedje uit Naakt over de schutting komt binnen op nummer 20 in de Troef 20 als kanskaart van Dick de Graaf.

 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 Expres van Januari 1974.


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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in 1974


Saturday 12 January 1974

The records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week, not counting the Treiterschijf and Smash Play, have been:



Charlie Rich

The most beautiful girl

Billy Paul

Thanks for saving my life

Todd Rundgren

Hello it's me


Rockin' roll baby

Leo Sayer

The show must go on

New Seekers

You won't find another fool like me

Elvis Presley

Jailhouse Rock


When I look into your eyes


Put your hands together

Three Degrees

Dirty ol' man

Cockney Rebel


James Brown


Paul Simon

American Tune


Hans Molenaar plays only easy listening music on this morning's Buitengaats and asks listeners to write in to say whether they think this is a good idea or not. The Troef 20 is played in order again this week, after last week's show had no positions given, and, in some cases, last week's positions are also given by Leo van der Goot, who presents the programme.

International service programmes tonight are:

 20.00 Robin Banks

 22.00 Don Allen (Country'n'Western Jamboree)

 24.00 Graham Gill

 2.00 Don Allen

 4.00 - 7.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)

Don Allen is looking to find Miss Wide and Wonderful 1974 and invites all females between the ages of 16 and 60 to send in a photograph of themselves, dressed in whatever they want. The judges are to be Brian McKenzie, Robin Banks, Rob Eden, Mike Ross, Graham Gill and "other RNI DJs".


Sunday 13 January 1974

Tonight's programmes are:

 20.00 Mike Ross (Hitback Show)

 22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

 24.00 Rob Eden (Contemporary Music)

 2.00 - 4.00 Don Allen

Don Allen reads the news during the pre-recorded Hitback and Contemporary Music shows.


Monday 14 January 1974

Today is the 50th edition of 65 Min and International service programmes are:

 20.00 Robin Banks

 22.00 Graham Gill

 1.00 Don Allen

 4.00 - 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)

Graham Gill says that he used to live in Barry Road, East Dulwich.


Tuesday 15 January 1974

There is a tender today which takes off Graham Gill, Hans Molenaar and Cass the Cook and returning is Will Assens. Erik Post, who has been a technician with RNI for some time, comes out to the Mebo 2 for the first time and is now a newsreader. Tonight's Buitengaats is pre-recorded and is presented by both Hans Molenaar and Marc van Amstel. International service programmes follow the same schedule last night, as Graham Gill has recorded a show for this evening, with news during Graham's show being read by Don Allen.


Wednesday 16 January 1974

Again both Hans Molenaar and Marc van Amstel present a pre-recorded Buitengaats show together and there is another recorded Graham Gill show tonight. The Mebo 2 is in the path of a Force 10 storm according to the 18.00 news read by Gerard Smit, so it is very inapt for Graham Gill to say on his programme that they haven't had any storms recently. News during the Graham Gill show is read by Robin Banks.


Thursday 17 January 1974

Hans Molenaar returns to the Mebo 2 but tonight is to be his final programme on RNI, as he is leaving the station. Among the Dutch newsreaders today is Will Assens. Again there is a recorded Graham Gill show, with Robin Banks reading the news.


Friday 18 January 1974

Leaving on the tender today are Don Allen, Robin Banks, Gerard Smit and, for the last time, Hans Molenaar. Returning to the Mebo 2 today are Mike Ross, Brian McKenzie, Graham Gill and Marc van Amstel, who takes over on Buitengaats.

International service programmes are:

 20.00 Mike Ross (Toppers 20)

 22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock'n'roll Special)

 24.00 Graham Gill

 2.00 Mike Ross

 4.00 - 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


The new records that I heard on RNI for the first time during the week commencing 12 January 1974 were:



Four Miracles

Give me just another day

Jen Rog

Weilla Wailla


Tschip tschip


Well for you


Mary may


The Letter

Joni Mitchell

Raised on robbery

Bjorn Benny Anna and Frieda

Another time another place


West Coast Woman


De voorpagina van de Muziek Expres van Januari 1974

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Gezakt van 15 naar 20 deze week

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Op nummer 10 deze week

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De Reklame en de Kruiswoordpuzzel

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