NME Awards - History

Brenda Lee
Brenda Lee, Photo: PA


Held at London's Wembley Pool, Brenda Lee hosted (and picked up award for World's Outstanding Female Singer). She presented to the likes of Cliff Richard, Adam Faith, Acker Bilk and Ted Heath (not the future Prime Minister).

World's Outstanding Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World's Outstanding Female Singer: Brenda Lee

World's Outstanding Vocal Group: Everly Brothers

World's Outstanding Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

British Female Singer: Helen Shapiro

British Vocal Group: The Springfields

British Vocal Personality: Joe Brown

British Solo Instrumentalist: Jet Harris

British Large Band/ Orchestra: Joe Loss

British Small Group: The Shadows

British Traditional Jazz Band: Kenny Ball

British Disc Jockey: David Jacobs

British New Disco or TV Singer: Frank Ifield

British Best Disc in 1962: Frank Ifield's 'I Remember You'

Artist for Poll Concert: Billy Fury

NME Pollwinners 1962

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