The first issue of NME went on sale on March 7, 1952. All this year we’re marking our 60th anniversary with a host of features and special events. It’s a good time to reflect on the best music of our lifetime – which is why we’ve been selecting our favourite tracks of each decade. The first three – picking out the highlights of the 50s, 60s and 70s – are live now, with the rest to follow in the coming weeks. Plus, our ultimate list of the best songs of our lifetime will appear in a future issue of the magazine. Enjoy!
Celebrating our mutual heritage and love of music and style, NME and Original Penguin have joined forces