NME Awards - History

Elvis ,Photo: PA


Wembley's Empire Pool held the Poll Winners concert which was described as a "glittering, star-studded spectacle."

"Screams galore greeted the appearance of Cliff Richard," (of course). Meanwhile, Eddie Cochran "proved to be one of the most animated performers America has sent us for a long time," belting through 'C'Mon Everybody' whilst Gene Vincent's "presentation (was) unusual to say the least."

World Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World Female Singer: Connie Francis

World Vocal Group: Everly Brothers

World Musical Personality: Duane Eddy

British Vocal Group: King Brothers

British Large Band Or Orchestra: Ted Heath

British Female Singer: Shirley Bassey

British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

British Vocal Personality: Lonnie Donegan

British Small Group: Shadows

Best British Disc Of The Year: Shadows 'Apache'

New Disc or TV Singer: Emile Ford

Instrumental Personality: Russ Conway

Artist For Poll Concert: Adam Faith

Disc Jockey: David Jacobs

NME Pollwinners 1960

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