Hot Love van T. Rex is deze de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 32. Op 40 komt In your eyes van de Tee Set nieuw binnen. Verder zie we de terugkomst van wat groepen, die in de jaren zestig populair werden : De Fortunes op 43 met Here comes that rainy day feeling again en Freddie and the Dreamers met Susanís Tuba op nummer 50. De Sandy Coast met True love thatís a wonder stoot deze week Waldo de los Rios van de eerste plaats in de Top 50. Olivia Newton John en Frank Sinatra delen deze week samen de treiterschijf met If not for you en I will drink the wine.

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 18. 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 week


Saturday 10 April 1971

Plans for this Easter weekend include 24 hour a day broadcasting until Tuesday morning. Hence today's schedule is:

6.00 Tony Allan

9.00 Joost de Draaier

12.00 Jan Van Veen (Super Top 50 and Toekomstmuziek)

16.00 Tony Allan

18.00 Alan West

21.00 Stevi Merike

24.00 Martin Kayne

3.00 - 6.00 Stevi Merike

Today marks the start of RNI's news and weather service, with news in Dutch at the top of each hour from 7.00 to 16.00, then a news round up at 18.00. The Dutch newsreader is Hans ten Hooge. News in English starts at 17.00 with Stevi Merike reading (also at 18.00), Tony Allan at 19.00, when Hans ten Hooge also did sports news in Dutch, and Tony again at 20.00, 21.00 and 22.30 and there are news round ups in both Dutch and English at 24.00 and 2.00.

Alan West announces that there will be programme changes from 1 May 1971. Because of the introduction of the news service, the "Man of Action" theme was played on the half hour from 16.30 to 21.30 and from 23.30 onwards.

Sunday 11 April 1971

Programmes today are:

6.00 Tony Allan

9.00 Joost de Draaier

12.00 Ferry Maat

15.00 Tony Allan (Super Hit 50)

18.00 Alan West

21.00 Stevi Merike

24.00 Martin Kayne

3.00 - 6.00 Alan West

"Man of action" now only played occasionally on the half hour. News in Dutch each hour from 7.00 to 15.00 with Hans ten Hooge, whilst Tony Allan does an English news bulletin at 8.30. News from 16.00 to 19.00 read by Stevi Merike and from 20.00 onwards by Tony Allan.

The new LP by Shocking Blue is featured heavily in the Dutch service. New records on board this week by Aretha Franklin, Severine, James Brown, Big Mouth, Redbone and Dion.

Monday 12 April 1971

There is a promo today for an RNI mobile discotheque, which is to operate in Holland. Appearing this Saturday will be Tony Allan and Jan Van Veen. More interviews in the Alan West show and all of the English DJs keep referring to a new Dj called Timothy Greasefinger. Lots of mentions too for Mark Wesley when the Djs play his "Music....RNI" production to take them up to the news.

More new records featured today from Johnny Cash, Fleetwood Mac and Marvin Welch and Farrar.

Tuesday 13 April 1971

News in English today read by Stevi Merike from 17.00 to 20.00 and thereafter by Martin Kayne. "Man of action" is now played in the Dutch service after the news at the start of each programme, whilst in the English programmes it is now played more regularly on the half hour.

More new records featured today - Glass House, Lynn Anderson, Flaming Ember and Mama Cass Elliot.

Wednesday 14 April 1971

No longer do the DJs say "Thank you to X for the news". Now it's just "Thank you to our news department" or "Thank you to announcer one". Tony Allan and Stevi Merike have been helping the Dutch crew paint the side of the Mebo 2 today and Stevi reads news from 17.00 to 19.00 and Tony from 20.00 onwards. Slightly less news at 18.00 after the ten minute long bulletin yesterday.

Not all of RNI's music is on record - some music, for example "Let my life be your love song" by Arrival, is on cassette.

A mystery record was played on the Alan West show and Alan asks listeners to write in if they can identify it. Alan also continues to talk about forthcoming programme changes due to start from 1 May. Alan uses Isaac Hayes' "You've lost that lovin' feeling" as his backing music today.

Thursday 15 April 1971

Today's tender takes off Tony Allan and Martin Kayne and brings back Crispian St John and Dave Rogers. 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

18.00 Alan West

21.00 Stevi Merike

24.00 - 2.00 Dave Rogers

News today is read by Stevi Merike at 17.00 and 18.00 and thereafter by Dave Rogers, though their names were not mentioned. Mystery record still being played by Alan West and "Man of action" is now played on most half hours in the English programmes.

Friday 16 April 1971

Alan West takes over on the 6.00 to 9.00 show now that Tony Allan is on shore leave. Ferry Maat interviews Dave Rogers on his programme and Dave describes himself as a "floating disc jockey". News is read today by Dave Rogers at 17.00 and 18.00 and thereafter by Crispian St John.

Medium wave transmitter goes off the air for a short period at 19.10, but returns quickly. "Man of action" now played at the start of each programme in the Dutch service.

Uit de Muziek Expres van April 1971

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Niet in de Top 50 wel in de MP

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Robbie Dale aan de schnabbel...

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De playlist van de 18 extra platen deze week





Frank Sinatra

I Will Drink The Wine



Olivia Newton John

If Not For You



Cliff Richard

Silvery Rain




Indian Summer



Moebius Bottle

Oh My Mother



Tony Blackburn

Is It Me Is It You



Ides Of March

L.A. Goodbye




(Let My Life Be Your) Love Song



Musicians Union Band

Bad Boy



Fleetwood Mac




White Plains

Every Little Move She Makes



Mama Cass Elliot

Easy Come Easy Go




Love her madly



Jackson 5

Never can say goodbye



Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Lucky Man




I'm girl scoutin'




Me and my arrow



Sandra en Andres

Let us pray together