NME Awards History

NME Pollwinners 1974
David Bowie, Photo: PA


Bowie, Clapton and 'Dark Side Of The Moon' all scored highly in the readers poll.

Whilst the long forgotten 'Radar Love' by Golden Earring beat out 'The Joker' and 'Life On Mars' to single of the year award: 'World Single'.

British Male Singer
David Bowie

British Female Singer
Maggie Bell

British Group

British Stage Band

Most Promising New Name (British)
Leo Sayer

Disc Jockey
John Peel

TV Show
'Old Grey Whistle Test'

British Single
The Who - '5.15'

British Album
Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

Best Guitarist
Eric Clapton

Best Keyboardist
Rick Wakeman

Best Bass Guitarist
Paul McCartney

Best Drummer
Carl Palmer

Best Producer
David Bowie

Best Instrumentalist
Roy Wood

Best Songwriters
Elton John/ Bernie Taupin

Best Soul Act
Stevie Wonder

Best Dressed Album
Yes - 'Yessongs'

World Singer
David Bowie

World Female Singer
Diana Ross

World Group

World Stage Band
Alice Cooper

World Album
Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'

World Single
Golden Earring - 'Radar Love'

World's Most Promising New Name
Golden Earring

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