NME

1981

The Jam and Paul Weller ruled. Again. But this time they picked up six awards as opposed to 80's 10. David Bowie, Altered Images...

1980

The turn of the decade saw The Jam sweeping the board. 'Sound Affects' won Best Album, Paul Weller picked up Best Male and Guitarist...

1979

The end of the decade brought victories for Kate Bush, The Specials and Gary Numan. Meanwhile, Johnny Rotten won a special 'Face Of The...

1978

In the full glare of new wave and punk, '78 reflected the exciting, eclectic shifts that were taking place. The Clash, The Jam, Debbie...

1977

As our scribe said: "1977 was the year in which the nice, neat rock hierarchies which bossed the interim period between the end of...

1976

Even though music was transitioning, the old guard were holding hard and fast as the readers displayed a rather conservative voting side. Rick Wakeman and...

1975

This turned out to be a strange, eclectic year. Roxy Music, Joni Mitchell and Stevie Wonder all took home awards. But so did Kiki...

1974

Bowie, Clapton and 'Dark Side Of The Moon' all scored highly in the readers poll. Whilst the long forgotten 'Radar Love' by Golden Earring beat...

1973

We were into the world of the long-haired men who sang about intergalatic goings on. Yes, we mean "Yes" (as in the band) nabbed...

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...
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