NME Awards - History

Diana Ross
Diana Ross, Photo: PA


No Poll Winners show this year, instead the readers cast their votes for the usual suspects. Elvis, Diana Ross and Cliff all dominated. Meanwhile T Rex nabbed the Vocal Group category and George Harrison's 'My Sweet Lord' won the Best Single Disc prize.

World Male Singer: Elvis Presley

World Female Singer: Diana Ross

World Musical Personality: Elvis Presley

World Vocal Group: T Rex

British Male Singer: Cliff Richard

British Female Singer: Cilla Black

British Vocal Group: T Rex

British Vocal Personality: Cliff Richard

British New Group: New Seekers

British Instrumental Unit: C.C.S

TV or Radio Show: 'Top Of The Pops'

Disc Jockey: Jimmy Savile

New Disc Singer: Rod Stewart

Best 1971 Single Disc: George Harrison - 'My Sweet Lord'

Best 1971 Album: A tie between T Rex's 'Electric Warrior' and John Lennon's 'Imagine'

NME Pollwinners 1972

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