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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