1959

Held at the Royal Albert Hall, 7000 music fans turned up. It was hosted by Pete Murray and Lonnie Donegan was greeted by a “shattering reception,” our reporter said. Meanwhile Cliff Richard “suffered from too much applause.”
Frankie Vaughan gave a “lithe, animated performance…and his act is a pleasant combination of traditions both old and new in show business.”
World’s Outstanding Male Singer
Elvis Presley
World’s Outstanding Female Singer
Connie Francis
World’s Outstanding Musical Personality
Elvis Presley
World’s Outstanding Vocal Group
Everly Brothers
Favourite British Male Singer
Cliff Richard
Favourite British Female Singer
Shirley Bassey
Favourite British Vocal Group
The Mudlarks
Favourite British Vocal Personality
Frankie Vaughan
Favourite British Instrumentalist
Russ Conway
Favourite British Large Band or Orchestra
Ted Heath
Favourite British Small Group
Lonnie Donegan
Favourite British Disc Jockey
Pete Murray
Favourite British New Disc or TV singer
Craig Douglas
Favourite British Disc Of Year
Cliff Richard’s ‘Living Doll’
Favourite British Artist for Poll Concert
Marty Wilde
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