Ivan Heylen stormt de Top 10 binnen als hoogste nieuwe deze week met zijn Wilde Boerendochtere. Ook Albert West komt hoog binnen en wel op nummer 16 met Just one of life’s little tragedy’s. Three Dog Night komt binnen op 20 met The Show must go on en Ray Stevens horen we voor het eerst in de Top 50 als hekkensluiter met The Streak. De Top 3 is onveranderd met Waterloo van Abba op 1. De treiterschijf is deze week van American Gypsy en heet Angel Eyes. Jane Birkin en Serge Gainsbourd proberen het nog een keer met La Decadanse, daarin gesteund door Ferry Maat.
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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 Mei 1974.
The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in 1974
It was clear by mid-May 1974 that RNI's days were numbered, but it was not yet known when the Anti-Zeezender Wet would come into force. So for the time being it was very much business as usual.
The weekday Dutch service in May 1974 was:
6.00 Dick de Graaf
9.00 John de Mol Jr (Branding)
10.00 Ted Bouwens
12.00 Tony Berk
14.00 Ferry Maat
16.00 Leo van der Goot (Driemaster)
18.00 - 20.00 Erik Post or Gerard Smit (Buitengaats)
Marc van Amstel was the relief DJ, sitting in for those DJs that were unavailable, perhaps because they were on holiday.
The Super Top 50 show was on Saturday from 12.00 to 15.00 and was presented by Dick de Graaf on 18 May 1974, as Ferry Maat was on holiday. Ferry returned during the week, but Tony Berk was on holiday by the end of the week and Marc van Amstel presented his 12.00 to 14.00 show whilst Tony was away, although Tony had recorded the Prijsbewust segments to be broadcast during his absence.
On the International service, the Toppers 20 on Friday 17 May 1974 was presented by Graham Gill and Sparks were at no. 1 with "This town ain't big enough for both of us". David Cassidy was the highest new entry at no. 8 with "If I didn't care" and the Smash Play was "I won't last a day without you" by the Carpenters. The Top 10 LPs, not in any particular order, but featured on the International service throughout the week, were a mix of hit acts (Sweet, Eagles, Abba) and little known and now forgotten artists (Tim Moore, Longdancer), as well as a couple of groups who were popular in the USA, but never had hits in the UK or the Netherlands (Black Oak Arkansas, Ozark Mountain Daredevils).
Graham Gill was in his final week as an RNI DJ. By the end of the week he had left RNI and would rejoin Radio Caroline, which he had been with briefly in early 1973 before joining RNI. Rob Eden also left RNI at about this time and joined Caroline.
Uit de Muziek Expres van Mei 1974
Niet in de Top 50 maar wel in de ME
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