NME Awards - History

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Cliff Richard was bowled over. He said: "The atmosphere created by 10,000 audience inspires me to give my very best. It's wonderful to be part of the show - but just think how great it would be to sit in front and watch it all."

Highlights included "Gerry (Pacemaker) courageously singing (and winning acclaim for) the 'You'll Never Walk Alone' ballad", the "super-human drive of the Beatles" and "the happy personality of Joe Brown."

Our man said: "It was a show that left the senses reeling...the biggest array of British pop talent put together in one pulsating package."

Presenter: Roger Moore

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World Male Singer: Cliff Richard

World Vocal Group: Beatles

World Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

World Female Singer: Brenda Lee

British Vocal Personality: Joe Brown

British Vocal Group: Beatles

British Large Band Or Orchestra: Joe Loss

British Small Group: Shadows

British Traditional Jazz Band: Kenny Ball

Best British Disc Of The Year: Beatles 'She Loves You'

British Female Singer: Kathy Kirby

Artist For Poll Concert: Billy J Kramer and Dakotas

British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

Disc Jockey: David Jacobs

New Disc or TV Singer: Gerry Marsden

Solo Instrumentalist: Jet Harris

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