NME

1958

It took place at London's Royal Albert Hall and we summed it up by nicking a Johnny Mathis line, "wonderful, wonderful, wonderful." 7000 fans "raised...

1957

Early February saw 7000 fans pack out the Royal Albert Hall for the show. They were presented by actor John Gregson who did a "grand...

1956

Held on January 29th at the Royal Albert Hall, it included a personal message from Frank Sinatra, who won two awards that year. Coverage in...

1955

Held on Valentine's Day, there were two Poll Winners concerts, which both sold out quickly. Actor Nigel Patrick presented the awards to the largely...

1954

Held on April 25th at the Royal Albert Hall, the awards were presented by Nat 'King' Cole. Winners were presented hand drawn portraits painted by...

1953

It all began innocently enough when NME was a wee nipper of a jazz paper. The results appeared in the February 27th edition of...

Early Years

The first NME Readers Poll appeared in a late February edition of the paper in 1953, whilst the accompanying Poll Winners Award took place...
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