De Creedence sound-a-likes uit Limburg komen op nummer 23 binnengelopen met Oh Lonesome Me, Jackpot is de hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer met Is everybody Happy op 18. Dat Silvia Kristel een plaatje had uitgebracht wist ik niet, deze week is het de kanskaart van Dick de Graaf. Volgens de opdruk onderaan de achterkant van de Top 50 hebben ook Willy & Willeke Alberti een programma op RNI. Ik kan me niet herinneren daar ooit een opname van gehoord te hebben. Maar in de RNI programmering, zoals die in de Televizier voor 13 Januari 1974 stond gepubliceerd, komen ze zeker voor:

 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.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period


I don't remember the Sylvia Kristel record either, nor those by Beehive and Labi Siffre in the Troef 20.


The happenings on RNI around this weekend:


Thursday 17 January 1974

Today is Hans Molenaar's last regular programme, as he is leaving the station tomorrow. One of the newsreaders during the Dutch service today is Will Assens, the Cook.


International Service programmes are:

20.00 Robin Banks

22.00 Graham Gill

1.00 Don Allen

4.00 - 6.00 Louise

The Graham Gill show is recorded and news during this programme is read by Robin Banks.


Friday 18 January 1974

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

International Service programmes today:

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


Saturday 19 January 1974

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

Billy Paul - Thanks for saving my life

Stylistics - Rockin' roll baby

Stealers Wheel - Star

Todd Rundgren - Hello it's me

Santana - When I look into your eyes

New Seekers - You won't find another fool like me

Charlie Rich - The most beautiful girl

O'Jays - Put your hands together

Three Degrees - Dirty ol' man

Four Miracles - Give me just another day

Wings - Mrs Vandebilt

Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes - The love I lost

Apollo 100 - Tidal Wave

Melanie - Will you love me tomorrow

Unlike last Saturday, today's Buitengaats is a general programme and not an easy listening one. Today's International programmes:

20.00 Mike Ross

22.00 Don Allen - Country'n'Western Jamboree

24.00 Graham Gill

2.00 Brian McKenzie

4.00 - 7.00 Louise

There is a ghost story on the Mike Ross show at 21.30. News in the pre-recorded Don Allen C'n'W Jamboree is read by Graham Gill.


Sunday 20 January 1974

Tonight's International Service programmes:

20.00 Mike Ross (Hitbacks)

22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

24.00 Rob Eden (Contemporary Music)

2.00 - 4.00 Brian McKenzie

Mike Ross says that attempts will be made to improve RNI's signal this week. Also he says, in response to a listener's letter congratulating him on 4 years on RNI, that it won't be 4 years as he will be leaving the station on 28 February 1974.


Monday 21 January 1974

Hans Molenaar says that "65 Min" may continue after next week's last recorded programme if enough listeners want it to.

Tonight's International Service is:

20.00 Mike Ross

22.00 - 24.00 Brian McKenzie

RNI closes at midnight for extensive transmitter work. Brian McKenzie says, in reply to a letter, that "maybe in the distant future" RNI will repeat his "Songs of love and hate" programme," 


Two records in the "most played" list that I can no longer remember - Four Miracles and Apollo 100. Apollo 100 had a couple of hits, but "Tidal Wave" was not one of them.