Op 35 verwelkomen we Oscar Harris als hoogste nieuwe met Soldierís prayer. Het mooie Gypsy woman van Brian Hyland komt nieuw binnen op nummer 37. Clodagh Rodgers met Jack in the box, ook bekend van haar optreden in Disco nummer 4 (gepresenteerd door Ilja Richter), horen we voor ít eerst in de Top 50 op nummer 49. De ex-treiterschijf Mozart Symphony Nr 40 staat rotsvast op nummer 1 in de Top 50. Jan van Veen heeft een heel mooi nummer van de Moody Blues tot kanskaart gekozen deze week : Melancholy Man. De LP van de week is nou niet het soort muziek, dat je verwacht op RNI.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Als toegift deze week platen uit de RNI playlist, de kanskaarten, de treiterschijven en een track van de LP van de week in de vorm van een Top 17. De volledige playlist vind je onderaan deze pagina.


Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden en daaronder scans van de ME van April 1971.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this period


Saturday 3 April 1971

There is a tender this afternoon, which brings out new records by Audience, Georgie Fame and Alan Price, Poppy Family, Gloomys, Alice Cooper, Brimstone, BZN, Amsterdam and September amongst others. Today's programme schedule is:

6.00 Tony Allan

9.00 Jan Van Veen

12.00 Joost de Draaier (Super Top 50)

16.00 Crispian St John

18.00 Tony Allan

21.00 Dave Rogers

24.00- 2.00 Martin Kayne

Tony Allan said on the breakfast show that "Love is all around" by the Troggs was not on the ship, but then Crispian St John played it on his afternoon show as a hitback. Talking of hitbacks, all of the hitbacks on Dave Rogers' show are by Elvis Presley. RNI broadcasts the latest developments in tonight's Eurovision Song Contest as a result of watching it in their television room.

Sunday 4 April 1971

Joost de Draaier played a lot of Bee Gees tracks on his programme this morning, including "World", "Massachusetts" and "I've gotta get a message to you". This afternoon's Super Hit 50 show is presented by Crispian St John, thereby not altering the programme schedule for the rest of the evening. "Something old something new" by the Fantastics has arrived on the ship. Dave Rogers is referred to as "The Farmer" by Tony Allan, as Dave comes from Devon.

Monday 5 April 1971

The tender comes out and brings with it Stevi Merike, but he does not stay on board and he and Alan West are not expected to return until Thursday. Joost de Draaier's hitpick is the new single by the Tee Set and not "To love somebody" by the Bee Gees, as the jingle in his show yesterday implied.

Tuesday 6 April 1971

Every other record on this morning's Jan Van Veen show is a hitback by Cliff Richard, including "Bachelor Boy", "Dancing shoes" and "On the beach". Crispian St John plays a lot of jingles promoting car safety on his programme, including advising you to call your local motoring organisation before going out this Easter. Tony Allan features tracks from the American, English, French and German versions of "Hair" during his evening programme and refers to Monopoly as follows - "If the answer to that question was yes, return to Bond Street", if it was no, go to jail, do not pass go, do not collect 200 pounds".

Wednesday 7 April 1971

"Love to love you" by Caravan now being played as a new record. Crispian St John has a new promo for his show, which was played on the Tony Allan breakfast show.

Thursday 8 April 1971

Tender comes out twice today - the first time it brings back Alan West and Stevi Merike, then it goes back to Scheveningen but returns a quarter of the way through the Crispian St John show to take off Crispian and Dave Rogers. Hence today's programmes are:

6.00 Tony Allan

9.00 Jan Van Veen

12.00 Joost de Draaier

14.00 Ferry Maat

16.00 Crispian St John

16.36 Tony Allan

18.00 Alan West

21.00 Stevi Merike

24.00 - 2.00 Martin Kayne

Jan Van Veen gave out a lot of addresses for fan clubs of artists such as Cobra and Bojoura in his programme. All six English DJs appeared in the 36 minutes presented by Crispian St John. Alan West has an exclusive on the new Crosby Stills Nash and Young live LP on his show, as well as a number of interviews that he recorded whilst in Holland. Stevi Merike came on at the start of the Alan West show doing an impersonation of an American, claiming that Stevi had been squashed between the tender and the radio ship - very strange.

Ex-RNI news - it is rumoured that Andy Archer is to join BBC Radio Medway soon.

Friday 9 April 1971

Good Friday on RNI. New records received this week include those by Christie, Supremes and Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Argent, Don Fardon, Tony Joe White, Brewer and Shipley, Curtis Mayfield, Anne Murray, Freda Payne, Brotherhood of Man, White Plains, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the Musicians Union Band and Van Morrison.

Tony Allan presents the whole of the 16.00 to 18.00 show today.

De voorpagina van de Muziek Expres van April 1971

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Deze week zakken ze van 4 naar 8 met Invitation

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Deze week op nummer 24 met Tomorrow night

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En voor wie bij de tijd was ...

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De playlist van de 18 extra platen deze week





Hot Love




The world needs love

First Move



Melancholy Man

Moody Blues



You're all I need to get by

Aretha Franklin



Keyhole Jake




Iím A Bum




Yelly Rose




I play and sing




Yours Is No Disgrace (RIXMIX)




I Was Wondering

Poppy Family



Rock Ďn Roll Woman




Jackie Gass




Temptation eyes

Grass Roots



Stay awhile





Derek & the Dominos



Mama's pearl

Jackson 5



One bad apple




Sla tomaten en radijsjes

Willeke Alberti

LP van de Week