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1972

No Poll Winners show this year, instead the readers cast their votes for the usual suspects. Elvis, Diana Ross and Cliff all dominated. Meanwhile...

1971

The start of the decade found Elvis, The Beatles and The Shadows dominating, meanwhile Elton John nabbed the 'New Disc Singer' vote. 'Let It...

1970

The start of the decade found Elvis, The Beatles and The Shadows dominating, meanwhile Elton John nabbed the 'New Disc Singer' vote. 'Let It...

1969

Despite a list of winners not appearing in the mag, the Poll Winners concert went ahead as planned. Held again at Wembley's Empire Pool,...

1968

Elvis, The Beatles and Lulu dominated. Meanwhile the Fab Four sent in an annotated note that said: "We are very grateful (indeed) and you...

1967

Taking place in Wembley Pool in London and compered by Jimmy Savile and DJ Simon Dee it saw 10,000 fans attending the Poll Winners...

1966

1966 was a golden year in pop and so our awards proved. Elvis, The Beatles, The Beach Boys and Dusty all won awards. Our...

1965

10,000 fans filled Wembley's Empire Pool stadium in April for the 3 and a half hour show, what we called "the greatest pop show...

1964

Taking place at the Empire Pool, Wembley on May 3rd. We called it "the greatest array of pop talent in the world." And, really...

1963

Cliff Richard was bowled over. He said: "The atmosphere created by 10,000 audience inspires me to give my very best. It's wonderful to be...
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