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 job” and “managed to get into a clinch with Alma Cogan into the bargain.” Our man wrote: “Lonnie Donegan Skiffle Group- as far as these ears could determine- gained the biggest ovation of the show.”
Favourite American Female Singer
Doris Day
World’s Outstanding Popular Singer
Pat Boone
Favourite American Male Singer
Pat Boone
Favourite British Female Singer
Alma Cogan
World’s Outstanding Vocal Group
The Platters
British Large Bands
Ted Heath
Favourite British Male Singer
Dickie Valentine
British Musical Personality
Tommy Steele
World’s Outstanding Musical Personality
Elvis Presley
British Vocal Groups
King Brothers
British Disc Jockey
Jack Jackson
Small Groups (Skiffle)
Lonnie Donegan
Small Groups (Traditional)
Chris Barber
Small Groups (Modern Jazz)
Tony Kinsey


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