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: Yes

British Stage Band: Genesis

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: Yes

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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