No Poll Winners show this year, instead the readers cast their votes for the usual suspects. Elvis, Diana Ross and Cliff all dominated. Meanwhile T Rex nabbed the Vocal Group category and George Harrison’s ‘My Sweet Lord’ won the Best Single Disc prize.

World Male Singer
Elvis Presley

World Female Singer
Diana Ross

World Musical Personality
Elvis Presley

World Vocal Group
T Rex

British Male Singer
Cliff Richard

British Female Singer
Cilla Black

British Vocal Group
T Rex

British Vocal Personality
Cliff Richard

British New Group
New Seekers

British Instrumental Unit

TV or Radio Show
‘Top Of The Pops’

Disc Jockey
Jimmy Savile

New Disc Singer
Rod Stewart

Best 1971 Single Disc
George Harrison – ‘My Sweet Lord’

Best 1971 Album
A tie between T Rex’s ‘Electric Warrior’ and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’