De hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer is het Bouzouki lied van Vicky Leandros op nummer 27. “CCR in disguise” komt binnen op nummer 35 als de Blue Ridge Rangers met Heart of stone. Op nummer 49 horen we You were my friend van Chi Coltrane voor ’t eerst in de Top 50, een nummer dat in Augustus 1974 tijdens het afscheid van Veronica een speciale plek zal krijgen in de hoofden en harten van de zeezenderliefhebbers. Op nummer 50 vinden we Go like Elijah van dezelfde zangeres. Ciska Peters deelt met het RNI luisterpubliek haar vooruitziende blik met het nummer Zo zal deze zomer zijn, de treiterschijf deze week. Het prachtige Giving it all away van Roger Daltrey komy binnen op nummer 14 in de lijst met Kanshebbers en is vreemd genoeg geen kanskaart.
Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:
Als extraatje deze week de 20 Kanshebbers oftewel de
Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in April 1973 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Popfoto van April 1973.
The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in April 1973
Having survived the anchor chain break in February and the great storm of 2 April, RNI was in fine form by the last week of April 1973. They had, admittedly, lost Vader Abraham to Radio Veronica in April 1973, but would soon find other stars to present Dutch music programmes. They still had Andre Van Duin on Sunday and, from April through to the beginning of November 1973, there would be no changes in the main DJ team on the Dutch service.
The weekday programme schedule at this time was:
6.00 Buitengaats (Gerard Smit or Marc van Amstel live from the Mebo 2)
10.00 Peter Holland
12.00 Tony Berk
14.00 Ferry Maat
16.00 Driemaster (Leo van der Goot or Dick de Graaf live from the Mebo 2)
18.00 - 20.00 Nico Steenbergen
Hans ten Hooge and Hans Molenaar remained with RNI, mainly as newsreaders, but presenting programmes occasionally.
On Saturday, the Super Top 50 show was broadcast from 12.00 to 15.00, hosted by Ferry Maat, which was followed by the Muziek Parade show with Tony Berk and then Driemaster. Since 21 April 1973 the Saturday edition of Driemaster included RNI's new tip chart, the Troef 20, and on 28 April 1973 this was presented by Leo van der Goot, who was on board that weekend and in his week of presenting Driemaster.
The International service was also in good shape and, temporarily, had increased its DJ contingent to 6, following the recruitment of Graham Gill in March 1973 and the effective promotion to full DJ of Ian Anderson at about the same time, although Ian had been on board the Mebo 2 on and off since late 1972. Mike Ross, Don Allen, Brian McKenzie and Arnold Layne made up the rest of the team at the end of April 1973.
Ian Anderson presented the International Top 30 from 20.00 to 22.00 on Friday 27 April 1973, which formed the main playlist for the International service for the coming week. David Bowie was this week's number 1 with "Drive In Saturday". The International Top 30 was based on the official UK Top 30, but had a number of records this week which were not UK hits, but were by acts who had had significant success in earlier years, including the Bee Gees (the highest new entry at no. 22 with "Saw a new morning"), the Tremeloes at no. 24 with "Ride on", the Spencer Davis Group at no. 26 with "Catch you on the rebop" and Wilson Pickett at no. 29 with "Mr Magic Man". Also in the Top 30 this week were two records that were not official hits, but were much played on RNI in this period - "Brown baby" by Billy Paul at no. 12 and "Bitter Bad" by Melanie at no. 13.
One of the most played records of all in April 1973 was "Tu te reconnaitras" by Anne-Marie David, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. This was first played by RNI in the week or so before the Contest itself, particularly by Marc van Amstel on Buitengaats. So it was no surprise to RNI listeners when it won the contest.
De voorpagina van de Popfoto uit April 1973
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