Op 19 komt The cat crept in van Mud de Top 50 binnen als hoogste nieuwe. Daarmee staat Mud nu met 3 platen in de Top 50. Op 41 verwelkomen we het vrolijke Run to the sunshine van Leo Unger in de Top 50. Heel voorzichtig schuift de kleine witte duif van George Baker de Top 50 binnen op nummer 49. Die heeft nog een lange weg te vliegen. Erotische pop vind je in de Troef 20 met Larry Cotton en Serge Gainsbourg & Jane Birkin. Een plaat, die duidelijk anders is dan de rest van de Troef 20, komt binnen op nummer 10 : The Entertainer van Marvin Hamlish.

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 Mei 1974 en daaronder een paar scans uit de ME van Mei 1974.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for February 1974


Ferry Maat was on holiday in the middle of May 1974 and the Top 50 was presented in his absence by Dick de Graaf on 11 May 1974. In the last five months of RNI's broadcasts the Troef 20 had a number of different DJs, but on 11 May 1974 it was presented by Leo van der Goot, for the first time since 6 April 1974.


On the International service Graham Gill was coming to the end of his time with RNI, but was the DJ for the Toppers 20 show from 20.00 to 22.00 on Friday 10 May 1974. Number 1 was "Sugar Baby Love" by the Rubettes and the Smash Play was "I'll have to say I love you in a song" by Jim Croce - both well remembered tracks - but there were some more obscure records being played on RNI's International service in the week from 11 May 1974. Number 12 in the Toppers 20 was "Shang a lang song" by Ruby Pearl and the Dreamboats, which was not an official UK Top 50 hit, and "Going nowhere" by Neil Sedaka at number 15 is not amongst his best remembered singles from the period.


Other records played a lot in the week commencing 11 May 1974 were:

Philadelphia Flyers - Hot Line

CCS - Hurricane comin'

Linda Kendrick - Sympathy for the devil

Allan Clarke - Sideshow

Salena Jones - Love me now

Strawbs - Hero and heroine

Arnold Corns - Hang on to yourself

as well as records by Executive Suite and Dennis Linde, the titles of which I cannot recall.


The International service also had a Top 10 albums in 1974, which were not ranked in any particular order. In the week commencing 10 May 1974 these included "See see the sun" by Kayak, "Unborn Child" by Seals and Crofts (a popular act on RNI in 1973 and 1974, even though they never had a big hit in Holland or the UK) and, curiously, "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" by the Beatles, which was then not quite 7 years old.

De voorpagina van de ME van Mei 1974

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Gezakt van 23 naar 33 deze week

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De onlangs overleden Alvin Lee van Ten Years After

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Niet in de Top 50 maar wel in de ME

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Niet in de Top 50 maar wel in de reklame ...

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