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1960

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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