Forever and ever van Demis Roussos is deze week de hoogste nieuwe op nummer 21. De treiterschijf van vorige week komt binnen op nummer 32 : Batteringram van Mouth & McNeal. Mooie Nederpop komt binnen op 31 : Dont be down van Amsterdam. Een andere hele mooie horen we voor t eerst in de Top 50 op nummer 44 : Woman from Tokyo van Deep Purple. Roberta Flack heeft n week van de toppositie mogen genieten, maar moet deze nu alweer afstaan aan The Osmonds met Down by the lazy river. Les gondoles a Venise van Sheila & Ringo is deze week de treiterschijf. Het Buitengaats team had een vooruitziende blik, ze kozen Tu te reconnaitras tot Kanskaart en dat nummer zou op 7 April 1973 worden uitgekozen tot beste nummer van het Eurovisie songfestival.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Als toegift deze week alle platen uit de RNI playlist, de kanskaarten, de treiterschijven en twee tracks van de LP van de week in de vorm van een Top 40. De volledige playlist vind je onderaan deze pagina.

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Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in Maart/April 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Pop-Telescoop van 31 Maart 1973.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for March 1973

 

At the beginning of the previous week, there was a choice of three offshore stations to listen to - Radio Veronica, RNI and Radio Caroline. But, when I woke up on Tuesday 3 April 1973, there was only silence from the North Sea. Radio Caroline had gone off the air at about 7.30 on Monday 26 March 1973, so it was no surprise that there was no signal from the Mi Amigo, but what had happened to Veronica and RNI? By listening to the news on Hilversum 1 or 2 I learned that there had been one of the fiercest storms in memory on the North Sea the previous evening - a Force 12 - and that the Norderney was now on Scheveningen beach, having broken its anchor chain in the storm. There was no news of RNI, but no broadcasts either.

It was not until about 13.30 that RNI started its transmissions on Tuesday 3 April 1973, when Hans ten Hooge opened up the station and presented a live programme with Marc van Amstel, instead of the usual taped programmes with Tony Berk and Ferry Maat. The Mebo 2 had taken a battering in the storm, but the ship, the transmitters and everybody on board was OK, so programmes slowly returned to normal.

Until 11 April 1973, however, RNI was the only station broadcasting from the North Sea, whilst Veronica sorted out its arrangement to broadcast from the Mi Amigo until the Norderney could be refloated and returned to its former position. So it's likely that RNI got a lot of additional listeners in that week.

What was on RNI that week? The Dutch service, once it was back to normal on Wednesday 4 April 1973, had Marc van Amstel on Buitengaats from 6.00 to 9.00 followed by an hour non-stop in Branding, Peter Holland from 10.00 to 12.00, Tony Berk from 12.00 to 14.00, Ferry Maat from 14.00 to 16.00, Leo van der Goot on Driemaster live from 16.00 to 18,00 and then Nico Steenbergen from 18.00 to 20.00.

The International service had Donny Osmond's "Twelfth of Never" at no. 1 that week. Mike Ross had presented the Top 30 show on Friday 30 March 1973. Graham Gill, also on board that week, had an interesting hitpick that week - "Solitaire" by the Searchers. This was not a hit, but a later version of the same Neil Sedaka song was a big hit in the UK for Andy Williams at the end of 1973, after being an RNI Smash Play. At the bottom of the International Top 30 there was a new entry at no. 27 for "Brown baby" by Billy Paul, which was not a UK hit, but was played a lot on RNI at the time.

Around this time, Marc van Amstel started playing a record called "Tu te reconnaitras" by Anne-Marie David, which was representing Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday 7 April 1973. Marc said that he thought that it could win and he was right. By the middle of the month it was the most played record on both RNI and Veronica as one of the few records that was both the Treiterschijf and the Alarmschijf.

De voorpagina van de Poptelescoop van 31 Maart 1973

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Pop Nieuws

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Het songfestival

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De playlist van de 40 extra platen deze week

 

 

De RNI Playlist uit de week van 31 Maart 1973

 

 

1

Sheila & RIngo

Les Gondoles Venice

Treiterschijf

2

Shocking Blue

Oh Lord

Playlist

3

Sandy Coast

Blackboard Jungle Lady

Playlist

4

Gerard Cox

Morgen Wordt Het Beter

Vader Abraham

5

Anne Marie David

Tu Te Reconnaitras

Buitengaats

6

Stealers Wheel

Stuck In The Middle With You

Ferry Maat

7

Judge Dread

Big Seven

Nico Steenbergen

8

Free & Easy

Your Book

Playlist

9

Tony Orlando & Dawn

Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree

Playlist

10

Barbara Mason

Give Me Your Love

Playlist

11

Lennart Messagie & Dagleth

And I Love Her

Driemaster

12

Chicory Tip

Good Grief Christina

Tony Berk

13

Rosina

Welcome Home

Peter Holland

14

Looking Glass

Rainbow Man

Playlist

15

Labi Siffre

Give Love

Playlist

16

Al Kooper

Jolie

Playlist

17

Eagles

Chug All Night

Playlist

18

Billy Paul

Brown Baby

Playlist

19

Philip Goodhand-Tait

Leon

Playlist

20

Doobie Brothers

Natural thing

LP van de Week

21

Cherry van Gelder Smith

Goodbye (Guitarman)

Playlist

22

Mick Softly

Time Machine

Playlist

23

Peter Waaldrecht

Ik Hou Van Jou

Playlist

24

Roxy Music

Pyjamarama

Playlist

25

Ed Welch

They Never Told Us

Playlist

26

Buffy Saint-Marie

He's An Indian Cowboy In The Rodeo

Playlist

27

Rob de Nijs

Jan Klaassen De Trompetter

Playlist

28

Hans van Hemert

Because Of The Cats

Playlist

29

Mike Vincent

Er Is Maar Een Ding

Playlist

30

Mac & Katie Kissoon

Change It All

Playlist

31

Dyke Brothers Band

Melanie

Playlist

32

Searchers

Solitaire

Playlist

33

Evensong

I Was Her Cowboy

Playlist

34

Wilson Pickett

Mr Magic Man

Playlist

35

Honeybus

For You

Playlist

36

Heads Hand and Feet

One Woman

Playlist

37

Billy Preston

Will It Go Round In Circles

Playlist

38

Sylvia

Pillow talk

Playlist

39

Steely Dan

Reeling in the years

Playlist

40

Doobie Brothers

Without you

LP van de Week