NME Awards - History

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This turned out to be a strange, eclectic year. Roxy Music, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder all took home awards. But so did Kiki Dee, Bad Company and Noel sodding Edmonds.

Our man sagely wrote of the results: "Recent chart success, or a recent album release, or even a recent tour, can prove vital in securing votes."

British Male Singer: Paul Rodgers

British Female Singer: Kiki Dee

British Group: Roxy Music

British Stage Band: Genesis

British Disc Jockey: Noel Edmonds

British Music TV Show: OGWT

Most Promising New Name: Bad Company

Music Radio Show: Alan Freeman Show

World Male Singer: Robert Plant

World Female Singer: Joni Mitchell

Drummer: Carl Palmer

Misc. Instrument: Mike Oldfield

Producer: Eddie Offord

Album: Rod Stewart -'Smiler'

Single: Bad Company - 'Can't Get Enough'

Best Dressed LP: Yes - 'Relayer'

Soul Act: Stevie Wonder

Klutz Of The Year: Steve Harley

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