Deze week maar liefst 8 nieuwe platen in de Top 50 met op 30 het prachtige Someone van de Griekse Axis. Op 34 nog zon mooie : The Guitar Man van Bread. Run to me van de Bee Gees komt binnen op 39 en de andere 5 nieuwe horen we op de nummers 45-50. Popcorn in al zn uitvoeringen stoot Julio Iglesias van de koppositie in de Top 50. Shcking Blue is deze week verantwoordelijk voor de Treiterschijf met Rock in de sea.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

Uur 1 Uur 2 Uur 3

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 een aantal scans uit de Pop-Telescoop van 17 Augustus 1972.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week


Saturday 12 August 1972

The most played records on RNI over the past week have included



John Lamers

Ik heb vertrouwen in jou



Bolland and Bolland

Wait for the sun

Sonora Paramarera Con Lord Bamboo

Jimmy's Lazerus

Hearts of Soul

It's great fun

Peppino di Capri



Tony Berk and Peter Holland are the DJs appearing in today's mobile discotheque. Reception on medium wave between 12.00 and 13.00 is very poor, but much better after the 13.00 news.

Tonight's programmes are:

19.00 Rob Eden (International Prediction Hit 40)

22.00 Mike Ross (Reviews)

23.00 Mike Ross (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 Brian McKenzie

3.00 Mike Ross

5.00 - 7.00 Rob Eden

Paul May has now almost certainly left RNI, as he does not have a hitpick this week. However, Mike Ross also does not have a hitpick, but he says that if he had the choice he would have the latest record by Olivia Newton-John. Announcements are resumed for the RNI Souvenir Book. News is read by Mike Ross, Brian McKenzie and Rob Eden.

Sunday 13 August 1972

New programmes for Sunday morning following the last Karel Prior programme last week are Peter Holland from 7.00 to 10.00 and Alfred Lagarde from 10.00 to 13.00. Tony Berk has an interview with Cobra on his show in the afternoon and International service programmes are:

19.00 Brian McKenzie (Hitback Show)

21.00 Mike Ross (Cloud Nine)

23.00 Mike Ross (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 - 3.00 Rob Eden

News is read by Mike Ross, Rob Eden and Brian McKenzie.

Monday 14 August 1972

A lot of interference from the French station on 218 metres today.

International service programmes are:

19.00 Mike Ross

21.00 Rob Eden

23.00 Rob Eden (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 - 3.00 Brian McKenzie

Rob Eden said "Temperatures will be about normal - between 22 and 22 degrees centigrade" whilst reading the 19.30 news bulletin. Also on news duty today are Mike Ross and Brian McKenzie.

Tuesday 15 August 1972

Dave Rogers returns to RNI and also out on the tender today are Tony Allan and Arnold Layne, although nobody goes off. Both Ochtendeditie and Driemaster are now recorded in Holland. Tonight's programmes are:

19.00 Tony Allan

21.00 Dave Rogers

23.00 Rob Eden (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 Brian McKenzie

2.00 - 3.00 Arnold Layne

There is a drastic cut in the number of news bulletins, with only three during the course of the evening at 20.00, 24.00 and 2.00, plus one other weather check at 22.00.

Dave Rogers said after playing "Popcorn" by Hot Butter "Interesting lyrics to that one. Food for thought".

Wednesday 16 August 1972

Different programmes again this evening. These are:

19.00 Rob Eden

21.00 Dave Rogers

23.00 Mike Ross (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 - 3.00 Arnold Layne

News is read by Mike Ross, Rob Eden and Dave Rogers.

Tony Berk appears in a mobile discotheque today. Tony Allan is also advertised as appearing, but he is on board the Mebo 2.

Thursday 17 August 1972

Brian McKenzie, Tony Allan and Mike Ross all go off on shore leave and programmes now become:

19.00 Rob Eden

21.00 Dave Rogers

23.00 Dave Rogers (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 - 3.00 Arnold Layne

News is read by Arnold Layne, Rob Eden and Dave Rogers.

Friday 18 August 1972

Tonight's programmes:

19.00 Rob Eden

21.00 Dave Rogers

22.20 Rob Eden

23.00 Rob Eden (Kent Request Hour)

24.00 Arnold Layne

3.00 - 6.00 Non-Stop

News is read by Arnold Layne and Rob Eden.

The first 15 minutes of the Dave Rogers show was live from his cabin, but he had to retire to bed at 22.20 due to rough seas, when Rob Eden took over his programme.

Amongst the new records played on RNI this week were:



Force Ten

Scotch on the rocks

Grover Washington Jr

Inner City Blues

Paul Simon


Ray Charles

What have they done to my song Ma?


You can see what I see

Blue Haze

Unchained Melody

Charlie Endell

Mack the Knife

Rainbow Family

Travellin' Lady

Duncan Browne


Suzi Quatro

Rollin' Stone

Athlete's Foot

The Official Munich Olympic Games Theme 1972?

King Earl Boogie Band

Plastic Jesus

M J Darone

If I were a carpenter

Don Fardon



This is reggae

Hobby Horse

Summertime Summertime


She's just a friend of mine

De voorpagina van de Pop-telescoop van 17 Augustus 1972

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De Pop-Telex

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De playlist van de 17 extra platen deze week





Shocking Blue

Rock In The Sea



Curtis Mayfield

We Got To Have Peace

Ferry Maat



De Liefdestango

Vader Abraham


Love & Tears

Needles & Pins

Peter Holland



Don't Do Like I

Tony Berk


Gladys Knight & The Pips

Just Walk In My Shoes



Bruce Ruffin

Mad About You



Ronee Blakley


Alfred Lagarde


Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose

Too Late To Turn Back Now



Olivia Newton John

Just A Little Too Much



Mott The Hoople

All The Young Dudes



April Shower

It's So Funny



Shotgun Express

I Could Feel The Whole World Turn Round




I believe in music



Three Dog Night

Black & White




Your wonderful sweet, sweet love



Leon Russell

Tight rope

LP van de Week