NME Awards - History

Everly Brothers
Everly Brothers, Photo: PA


Held at the Royal Albert Hall, 7000 music fans turned up. It was hosted by Pete Murray and Lonnie Donegan was greeted by a "shattering reception," our reporter said. Meanwhile Cliff Richard "suffered from too much applause."

Frankie Vaughan gave a "lithe, animated performance...and his act is a pleasant combination of traditions both old and new in show business."

World's Outstanding Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World's Outstanding Female Singer: Connie Francis

World's Outstanding Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

World's Outstanding Vocal Group: Everly Brothers

Favourite British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

Favourite British Female Singer: Shirley Bassey

Favourite British Vocal Group: The Mudlarks

Favourite British Vocal Personality: Frankie Vaughan

Favourite British Instrumentalist: Russ Conway

Favourite British Large Band or Orchestra: Ted Heath

Favourite British Small Group: Lonnie Donegan

Favourite British Disc Jockey: Pete Murray

Favourite British New Disc or TV singer: Craig Douglas

Favourite British Disc Of Year: Cliff Richard's 'Living Doll'

Favourite British Artist for Poll Concert: Marty Wilde

Everly Brothers

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