Op nummer 27 komt Love’s theme van de Love Unlimited als hoogste nieuwe binnen. In mijn herinnering was dat meer een zomerplaatje dan een winterplaatje. Op nummer 43 komt ’t mooie The Letter binnen van Bojoura. Op nummer 24 komt het “ledenwerf” nummer van Veronica binnen, Hal Dorado met 240024. Alvin Stardust, die we ook in van Oekel’s Discohoek konden zien optreden, komt binnen op nummer 50 met My Coo CaChoo. Ringo Starr zingt deze week de treiterschijf vol met een oud nummer : You’re sixteen. Het thema van het Amerikaanse TV programma Soultrain is deze week the kanskaart van Leo van der Goot.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1                          Uur 2                          Uur 3

Als toegift deze week de


Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in Februari 1974 en daaronder een paar scans uit de MP van Februari 1974.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for February 1974


Saturday 16 February 1974

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




The man who sold the world

Barry White

Never never gonna give you up

Three Degrees

Dirty ol’ man


Dark Lady


Rock’n’roll I gave you the best years of my life

Charlie Rich

The most beautiful girl


The air that I breathe


Teenage Rampage


The Letter

Ringo Starr

You’re sixteen

David Bowie

Rebel Rebel

Doobie Brothers

Listen to the music (reissued in the UK this month to coincide with the Doobie Brothers visit to the UK)

Staple Singers

If you’re ready (come go with me)


Rockin’ roll baby

Sutherland Brothers and Quiver

Dream kid

Alvin Stardust

Jealous Mind


Leo van der Goot has been too busy to make a tape for today’s Driemaster, so the programme is presented live by Hans ten Hooge. International service programmes this evening are:

20.00 Roger Kent

22.00 Don Allen (Country’n’Western Jamboree)

24.00 Brian McKenzie

2.00 Roger Kent

4.00 – 7.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Sunday 17 February 1974

Hans ten Hooge presents Driemaster again today  live from the Mebo 2. Tonight’s programmes are:

20.00 Roger Kent (Hitback Show)

22.00 Graham Gill (Request Show)

24.00 Rob Eden (Contemporary Music)

2.00 – 4.00 Don Allen

Roger Kent will now be the regular host for the hitback show following the departure of Mike Ross. There is no hitback competition this week. Graham Gill has received a letter requesting him to sing “Way back home  on the Request Show, so he does.


Monday 18 February 1974

Leo van der Goot is back on Driemaster today. The Dutch service has a new advert for K-Tel’s “20 Power Hits”, which features recent hits by Redbone, Long Tall Ernie and the Shakers, Nick Mackenzie, BZN and the Dizzy Man’s Band amongst others. There is a new DJ between 19.00 and 20.00 today, Albert de Keyser, whose programme replaces the oldies programme that Hans Molenaar used to present at the same time on Monday. Tonight’s programmes are:

20.00 Roger Kent

22.00 Brian McKenzie

1.00 Don Allen

4.00 – 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Tuesday 19 February 1974

Erik Post and Will Assens go off on shore leave and Marc van Amstel and Cass the Cook return to the Mebo 2. Marc van Amstel takes over on Buitengaats. Marc now seems to be the only DJ to mention the forthcoming Dutch Act – the others seem to be ignoring it. International service programmes are as last night.


Wednesday 20 February 1974

The programme schedule is the same as yesterday.


Thursday 21 February 1974

The whistle that has been over RNI’s medium wave signal is particularly persistent today, especially during Driemaster and after 22.30 in the Brian McKenzie show. Brian says that when he has a sneezing fit he sees it as a sign that the North Sea is about to get some good weather.


Friday 22 February 1974

Hans ten Hooge and Brian McKenzie go off on shore leave and Robin Banks and Gerard Smit return to the Mebo 2. This changes tonight’s International service programmes to:

20.00 Don Allen (Toppers 20)

22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock’n’roll Special)

24.00 Roger Kent

2.00 Robin Banks

4.00 – 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)

News in the pre-recorded Rock’n’roll Special is read by Robin Banks at 23.00 and Roger Kent at 24.00. There is an announcement made with the T-Shirt advert that RNI Promotions, which has been advertising for several weeks in Disc magazine and has now also started to advertise in Record Mirror, has no connection with RNI and that listeners are advised that RNI T-Shirts should only be bought from Vista Sports Limited in Croydon.


Then the new records that I heard for the first time on RNI during the week commencing 16 February 1974, that were not in the charts:




Millie Jackson

It hurts so good

Elton John

Candle in the wind


I’m free (for the rest of your life)

Steeleye Span

Thomas the Flyer

Joe Walsh


Jimmy Ruffin

Tell me what you want

Gilbert O’Sullivan

Happiness is me and you

Nick Mackenzie

Peaches on a tree

Liesbeth List

Te veel te vaak

Tony Berk

Aan de einde van de regenboog

Tom Jones

La la la

Reinhard Mey

Gute Nacht Freunde

Teach In

Fly away

De voorpagina van de MP van Februari 1974

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Niet in de Top 50 wel in de MP

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Aandacht aan popmuziek uit Belgie

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De MP Drive-in

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