1979

The end of the decade brought victories for Kate Bush, The Specials and Gary Numan. Meanwhile, Johnny Rotten won a special ‘Face Of The Decade’ award.

Male Singer
Sting

Songwriter
Paul Weller

Best Group
The Jam

Guitarist
Paul Weller

Bassist
Bruce Foxton

Keyboards
Dave Greenfield

Drums
Rick Buckler

Female Singer
Kate Bush

Best New Act
The Specials

Most Wonderful Human Being
John Peel

Image Of The Year
Gary Numan

Creep Of The Year
Gary Numan

Single
The Specials – ‘Gangsters’

Album
The Jam – ‘Setting Sons’

TV Programme
‘Fawlty Towers’

Best Dressed Sleeve
PIL – ‘Metal Box’

Disc Jockey
John Peel

Radio Show
John Peel Show

Face Of The Decade
Johnny Rotten

Farce Of The Decade
Mod Revival

Film Of The Year
‘Quadrophenia’