NME Awards - History

NME Pollwinners 1977
Sex Pistols, Photo: PA


As our scribe said: "1977 was the year in which the nice, neat rock hierachies which bossed the interim period between the end of the 60's and the real beginning of the 70s (76) broke down."

Thus, The Sex Pistols topped most categories, knocking off the likes of Led Zeppelin, Yes and Genesis. Bowie was a notable era straddler.

Best Group: Sex Pistols

Best New Group/Act: Tom Robinson

Male Singer: David Bowie

Female Singer: Julie Covington

Best Album: The Sex Pistols - 'Never Mind The Bollocks'

Best Single: The Sex Pistols - 'God Save The Queen'

Keyboards: Rick Wakeman

Drummer: Paul Cook

Misc. Instrument: Mike Oldfield

Disc Jockey: John Peel

Radio Show: John Peel Show

TV Show: 'Old Grey Whistle Test'

Event Of The Year: Elvis dying

Most Wonderful Human Being: Johnny Rotten

Prat Of The Year: Freddie Mercury

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