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 the following week’s paper was cut down due to a printing dispute (the issue was 8 pages long), still there was a lovely picture of actor Fernando Lamas presenting Dickie Valentine with his award.

Large Band
Ted Heath

Small Band

Musician Of The Year
Eddie Calvert

Favourite American Singer- Female
Doris Day

Favourite American Singer- Male
Frank Sinatra

Female Dance Band Vocalist
Rose Brennan

Male Solo Singing Star
Dickie Valentine

Female Solo Singing Star
Ruby Murray

Favourite Musical Personality
Dickie Valentine

Most Promising New Band
Ronnie Scott

Vocal Group

Male Dance Band Vocalist
Robbie Britton

Outstanding Popular Singer In The World
Frank Sinatra