NME Awards History

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

World Musical Personality
Elvis Presley

World Vocal Group
Creedence Clearwater Revival

British Male Singer
Cliff Richard

British Female Singer
Cilla Black

Best British Single
Mungo Jerry - 'In The Summertime'

Best TV/ Radio Show
'Top Of The Pops'

British Vocal Personality
Cliff Richard

New Disc Singer
Elton John

Best New Group
McGuiness Flint

Top British Group
The Beatles

British Instrumental Unit
The Shadows

Top Disc Jockey
Jimmy Savile

Best British LP
The Beatles - 'Let It Be'

NME Pollwinners 1971
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