De hoogste nieuwe deze week is Jack O’Diamond van de Limburgse Walkers op 35. Het prachtige West Virginia van Cape Canary verwelkomen we deze week op nummer 45. Terwijl de Cats en Marc Winter van plaats wisselen in de Top 3, houdt Mud zich vast op nummer 1 met hun Tigerfeet. WOLD van Harry Chapin is deze week de Kanskaart van Leo van der Goot, geweldig keuze van Leo. Pierre Groscolas treitert je deze week elk uur met Lady Lay.
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Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen uit de tijd dat deze Top 50 werd uitgezonden en daaronder een paar scans uit de Muziek Expres van April 1974.
The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in 1974
The main change in the programming of the Dutch service during April 1974 was that Marc van Amstel moved from being one of the on board DJs and newsreaders to recording programmes on tape in the studio in Bussum, sitting in for the other DJs when they were on holiday or otherwise not available to record their programmes. This meant that the daily live programme, Buitengaats, between 18.00 and 20.00 was presented on alternate weeks by Erik Post and Gerard Smit and this remained the case until the end of transmissions on 31 August 1974.
Another change in April 1974 was that the technici now had a kanskaart, the first of which had been "Hallelujah" by Chi Coltrane in the first week of April.
Apart from the presenters of Buitengaats, there was no change to the main weekday programme schedule on the Dutch service, which was as follows:
6.00 Dick de Graaf
10.00 Ted Bouwens
12.00 Tony Berk
14.00 Ferry Maat
16.00 Leo van der Goot (Driemaster)
18.00 - 20.00 Buitengaats (Erik Post or Gerard Smit)
Ferry Maat presented the Super Top 50 show as usual on Saturday 20 April, whilst the Troef 20 later that day was hosted by Dick de Graaf.
On the International service, the DJ team was still Don Allen, Brian McKenzie, Graham Gill, Robin Banks and Roger Kent, with Rob Eden presenting the Contemporary Music show early on Monday morning. Graham Gill presented the Toppers 20 show at 20.00 on Friday 19 April. Sunny was at number 1 with "Doctor's orders" and the highest new entry was "Rock'n'roll suicide" by David Bowie at number 13.
The International service Top 10 LPs for this week are interesting, ranging from "Ol' Blue Eyes is back" by Frank Sinatra to "Here come the warm jets" by Eno. Also included were albums by Jim Croce, Love Unlimited Orchestra, Geordie, Colin Blunstone, the Doobie Brothers and Kayak, as well as "Seven secrets" by Fruupp, which has been rather forgotten nowadays, and "Richard Myhill" by Richard Myhill, who would have a hit in the UK and the Netherlands four years later with "It takes two to tango". By then, of course, RNI would be a distant memory.........
De voorpagina van de Muziek Expres van April 1974
De reclame hoor je zo af en toe langskomen in de Top 50