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NME Awards History
The history of the NME Awards
NME Awards The Early Years

The NME Awards has taken different forms over the years - in the 50s and 60s it was the Pollwinners' Concert, and from 1971 to 1993 it was a reader poll rather than a live event - but it's always been about the same thing: recognising and rewarding the very best in music. Here's your guide to 60 years of rock and roll.

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