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NME Pollwinners 1977
Sex Pistols, Photo: PA

1977

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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