De hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer is Tigerfeet van Mud. Deze week zijn ze met Dynamite gezakt van 1 naar 2. Het zeer on-BZN achtige nummer (althanks zoals we BZN nu kennen) Barber's Rock stijgt deze week van 44 naar 36. Op nummer 10 in de Troef 20 staat Tony Berk met Aan het einde van de regenboog. Dit plaatje staat nog wel 's op marktplaats aangeboden. Deze Top 50 is blijkbaar uit de tijd dat de Bunkers op TV waren te zien hier in NL, Side by Side van Archie en Edith is de LP van de week.

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


A lot of good tracks in this Top 50 - the first hit by Catapult, the first hit by the Shoes in over 3 years and a rare solo hit by Jan Akkerman amongst the best.


I stopped my daily RNI diary at the beginning of March 1974 - I can't remember why, probably just too much else to do - but this is the last week:


Saturday 23 February 1974

The records that I have heard most on RNI over the past week have been:

Love Unlimited Orchestra - Love's Theme


Hollies - The air that I breathe

Barry White - Never never gonna give you up

Lulu - The man who sold the world

David Bowie - Rebel Rebel

Suzi Quatro - Devil Gate Drive

Mud - Tiger Feet

Medicine Head - Slip and slide

Stylistics - Rockin' roll baby

Neil Sedaka - A little lovin'

Shoes - Face to face

Alvin Stardust - Jealous Mind

Stevie Wonder - Living for the city

Wings - Jet

Barry Blue - School Love

Leo van der Goot is back on the weekend Driemaster today, following last weekend's sitting in by Hans ten Hooge. In the first hour of the Troef 20, the tips are interspersed with tracks from the K-Tel LP 20 Power Hits. Tonight's International Service is:

20.00 Roger Kent

22.00 Don Allen (Country'n'Wetern Jamboree)

24.00 Robin Banks

2.00 Don Allen

4.00 - 7.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Sunday 24 February 1974

Tonight's programmes:

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 this evening, but the format is different. Roger Kent plays excerpts from three records with a common word in the title - what you have to do is work out the word.


Monday 25 February 1974

Tonight's programmes:

20.00 Roger Kent

22.00 Robin Banks

1.00 Don Allen

4.00 - 6.00 Louise Quirk (Skyline)


Tuesday 26 February 1974

Marc van Amstel and Cass the Cook leave on the tender and Erik Post and Will Assens return. There is also a change of crew. Erik Post takes over Buitengaats. International programmes are the same as last night.


Wednesday 27 February 1974

It is reported in today's Record Mirror that RNI will soon be experimenting with a new aerial, but may need to go off the air for a few days to prepare for this. No date has been set for this work yet. Programmes are the same as last night, except there is no Skyline programme - RNI closes at 4.00am for maintenance.


Thursday 28 February 1974

Programmes as last night. Not much happening today.


Friday 1 March 1974

Roger Kent, Don Allen and Gerard Smit go off on the tender and Graham Gill, Brian McKenzie and Hans ten Hooge return. There is a Buitengaats special hour at 19.00 featuring the music of Yes. International service programmes are:

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)

The No. 11 record in the Toppers 20 - "Until you come back to me" by Aretha Franklin - is not yet on board the Mebo 2."


The new aerial reported in Record Mirror was never introduced.

In de MP van Maart 1974 staat een artikel over Tony Berk en de Drive-in showBerk MP Drivein.jpg