You’re sixteen van Ringo Starr is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 29. Lulu met The man who sold the world volgt ‘m op de voet op 30. Op 38 komt Barber’s Rock van BZN nieuw binnen, een heel andere plaat dan het zo zoete Mon Amour van een paar jaar later. Boer Koekoek en Vader Abraham moeten deze week plaats maken voor het Dynamite van Mud in de koppositie van de Top 50. Devil Gate Drive van Suzi Quatro is deze week de treiterschijf. De primeur van Luk Bral horen we op nummer 5 in de Troef 20 en hij stelt zich netjes voor met Hallo hier ben ik dan.

 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 Februari 1974.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in 1974


Saturday 23 February 1974

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



Love Unlimited Orchestra

Love's Theme




The air that I breathe

Barry White

Never never gonna give you up


The man who sold the world

David Bowie

Rebel Rebel

Suzi Quatro

Devil Gate Drive


Tiger feet

Medicine Head



Rockin' roll baby

Neil Sedaka

A little lovin'


Face to face

Alvin Stardust

Jealous Mind

Stevie Wonder

Living for the city



Barry Blue

School love


Leo van der Goot is back on Driemaster and the Troef 20 this week, but the first hour of the Troef 20 has tracks from K-Tel's "20 Power Hits" played in between the Troef 20 itself.

Tonight's International service programmes are:

 20.00 Roger Kent

 22.00 Don Allen (Country'n'Western Jamboree)

 24.00 Robin Banks

 2.00 Don Allen

 4.00 - 7.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Sunday 24 February 1974

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

The hitback competition returns at 21.15, but in a different from. Roger Kent plays three records with a common word in the title. All you have to do is find the word.


Monday 25 February 1974

Tonight's programmes are:

 20.00 Roger Kent

 22.00 Robin Banks

 1.00 Don Allen

 4.00 - 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Tuesday 26 February 1974

Leo van der Goot and Tony Berk are the DJs for a mobile discotheque today.

Marc van Amstel and Cass the Cook go off on the tender and returning in their place are Will Assens and Erik Post, who is on Buitengaats tonight.


Wednesday 27 February 1974

It is reported in this week's Disc that RNI will soon be experimenting with a new sort of aerial. To enable the necessary changes to be made, the station may have to go off the air for a few days, but no date has been set for the work yet. Meanwhile, RNI closes down at 4.00 tonight for maintenance, which is needed, as the signal has been poor recently.


Thursday 28 February 1974

As far as programmes are concerned, there is little of interest today, but the signal is much better today following last night's work.


Friday 1 March 1974

Roger Kent, Don Allen and Gerard Smit all go off on shore leave and returning in their place are Graham Gill, Brian McKenzie and Hans ten Hooge.

The artist featured in the special on Buitengaats this evening between 19.00 and 20.00 is Yes and tonight's International service is:

 20.00 Graham Gill (Toppers 20)

 22.00 Brian McKenzie (Rock'n'roll Special)

 24.00 Robin Banks

 2.00 Graham Gill

 4.00 - 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)

Aretha Franklin's "Until you come back to me", which is at number 11 in the Toppers 20, is not played as it is not yet on board.


New records played by RNI during the week were:





Shanghai'd in Shanghai

Mac and Katie Kissoon

Hey diddle diddle


Thunder and lightning


Let's do it again

Jonathan King

Kung Fu Anthem

Neil Diamond

He ain't heavy he's my brother

Criss Cross Band


Undisputed Truth

Mama I got a brand new thing

Staple Singers

Respect Yourself (re-issue)

Hurricane Smith

To make you my baby

Velvet Love

She was my rose

Cockney Rebel

Judy Teen

De voorpagina van de Muziek Expres van Februari 1974

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Deze week is Devil Gate Drive de treiterschijf

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Niet in de Top 50 maar wel in de ME

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Trek in Sjek?

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