NME Awards - History

NME Pollwinners 1970
Elvis, Photo: PA


The start of the decade found Elvis, The Beatles and The Shadows dominating, meanwhile Elton John nabbed the 'New Disc Singer' vote. 'Let It Be' won the 'Best British LP' and the 'Best British Single' accolade was won by Mungo Jerry's 'In the Summertime'.

World Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World Female Singer: Diana Ross

1970's Best British Single: Mungo Jerry - 'In The Summertime'

World Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

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

World Vocal Group: Creedence Clearwater Revival

British Vocal Personality: Cliff Richard

British Female Singer: Cilla Black

New Disc Singer: Elton John

Best New Group: McGuiness Flint

Top British Group: The Beatles

Brit. Instrumental Unit: The Shadows

Top Disc Jockey: Jimmy Savile

British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

1970's Best British LP: The Beatles - 'Let It Be'

NME Pollwinners 1970

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