De hoogste nieuwe binnenkomer is Gigi lAmoroso van Dalida op nummer 29. Wat verder naar beneden kun je zien dat er een andere Top 50 was, waar ze al op nummer 1 stond J Op 32 verwelkomen we de raket van Mud : Rocket. En R Dean Taylor komt binnen op nummer 37 met de Ghost in my house. Een van de nogal onbekende groepen, die we in de discohoek van van Oekel zagen is Dump, binnen op 42 deze week met Will you (still) love me tomorrow. Cindy en Bert delen deze week de treiterschijf. Leo heeft Dolly Parton tot kanskaart gekozen, zou die keuze gemaakt zijn op basis van haar zangkunsten? De LP van de week heb ik zelf ook nog ergens in de kast staan, mín zwager had deze toen besteld of voor zín verjaardag gekregen. Hoe dan ook, hij draaide Ďm grijs in zín radioprogrammaís.

Deze Top 50 kun je hier beluisteren:

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Als toegift deze week de

TROEF 20

Onder de TOP 50 kun je de herinneringen van Michael Downing lezen aan RNI in Augustus 1974 en daaronder een paar scans uit de Pop Telescoop van 3 Augustus 1974.

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The RNI memories of Michael Downing for this week in August 1974

 

3 August 1974 was just four weeks away from the closedown of RNI, although the date of the introduction of the Anti-Zeezender Wet had not yet been confirmed. So it was still business as usual on the station for the time being.

The International Service Toppers 20 on 2 August 1974 was presented by Don Allen and had "When will I see you again" by the Three Degrees at number 1 and "Rocket" by Mud as the highest new entry at number 8. Towards the end of RNI's life the Toppers 20 moved very quickly, with records moving up and down very fast. So, for example, "Born with a smile on my face" by Stephanie de Sykes had moved from 20 to 4 on 26 July, but went down from 4 to 13 on 2 August. Smash Play was "After the show" by Kevin Ayers and the Top 10 LPs - never ranked from 1 to 10, but just 10 LPs that RNI played on the International Service during the week - included "Too much too soon" by the New York Dolls and "Remember you're a womble" by the Wombles, which shows how diverse the music played on RNI was.

The International service DJ team had lost Jason Wolfe in July 1974, who was replaced by Bob Noakes, who joined from Radio Caroline.

On the Dutch Service, the Troef 20 was presented by Erik Post on 3 August 1974 and the Super Top 50 by Ferry Maat.

With the enforced closure of the Dutch offshore stations now imminent, a rally was organised by the free radio movements in London for a Sunday early in August 1974. The one in the summer of 1973 had been well organised, but the one in August 1974 was somewhat of a shambles, as we had all assembled in Hyde Park at the appointed time, but the organisers had not turned up, or, if they had, they had not found us. Wondering what to do, we decided to go to Capital Radio, launched in October 1973 as London's commercial music station. When we got there, Capital sent some of their news reporters outside to interview us to find out why we were against the closure of the offshore stations and Tommy Vance, one of Capital's DJs, came out and expressed his support, having been a DJ with Radio Caroline and Radio London himself in the 1960s. We waited until the next news broadcast and, sure enough, there was a piece about us and a recording of an interview with one of our group. Satisfied that we had at least accompished something, we went home.

De voorpagina van de Poptelescoop van 3 Augustus 1974

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Van Oekelís discohoek, Mama Cass overleden

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De Hues Corporation stijgt deze week van 9 naar 4

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En er was nog een andere Top 50 te beluisteren, maar dan op zondag...

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Krenten?

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