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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