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Even though music was transitioning, the old guard were holding hard and fast as the readers displayed a rather conservative voting side.

Rick Wakeman and Mike Oldfield picked up plaudits and The Sex Pistols got lumped with ‘Turkey Of The Year.’ By the way the top three in that category (in ascending order) was ‘punk rock’, ‘Johnny Rotten’, and ‘The Sex Pistols’. Weirdly Rotten also won the ‘Most Wonderful Human Being’ award.

Best Group
Led Zeppelin

Best Female Singer
Linda Ronstadt

Turkey Of The Year
Sex Pistols

Best Male Singer
Robert Plant

Most Promising Emergent Act
Eddie And The Hot Rods

Best Keyboardist
Rick Wakeman

Best Drummer
John Bonham

Best Songwriter/ Composer
Bob Dylan

Best Television Show
‘Old Grey Whistle Test’

Best Disc Jockey
John Peel

Most Missed Dead Act
Jimi Hendrix

Best Guitarist
Jimmy Page

Best Single
Thin Lizzy – ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’

Best Album
Led Zeppelin – ‘The Song Remains The Same’

Most Wonderful Human Being
Johnny Rotten

Best Miscellaneous Instrumentalist
Mike Oldfield

Best Radio Show
‘Alan Freeman’s Saturday Show’

Best Dressed Sleeve
Led Zeppelin – ‘The Song Remains The Same’

Best Bassist
Paul McCartney