NME Awards - History

Lulu, Photo: PA


Elvis, The Beatles and Lulu dominated. Meanwhile the Fab Four sent in an annotated note that said: "We are very grateful (indeed) and you may never know how much and such like you know (how it is)." Elvis, on the set of something called 'Chautauqua' wrote us a personal message:

"I am truly impressed to receive the news that I am named among the winners of the NME Poll. I value your vote of loyalty always, Elvis."

Meanwhile Dusty Springfield thanked us for "giving me a very happy five years!"

Presenter: Roger Moore

NME Pollwinners 1968

World Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World Female Singer: Lulu

World Vocal Group: Beatles

World Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

British Vocal Group: Beatles

British Female Singer: Lulu

Top Disc Jockey: Jimmy Savile

Best TV/ Radio Show: 'Top Of The Pops'

Best New Group: Love Affair

British Vocal Personality: Cliff Ricahrd

British R & B Group: Rolling Stones

Best British Disc This Year: Beatles - 'Hey Jude'

British Male Singer: Tom Jones

New Disc Singer: Mary Hopkins

British Instrumental Unit: Shadows

NME Pollwinners 1968

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