Held on Valentine’s Day, there were two Poll Winners concerts, which both sold out quickly. Actor Nigel Patrick presented the awards to the largely jazz based musos.
Of the night we wrote: “Show business history was made,” we wrote “for never before, to our knowledge, had an all star bill been presented to a wildly enthusiatic crowd.”
Cleo Lane looked “most cuddlesome”, whilst the ever present Dickie Valentine who “got the afternoon’s first overwhelming ovation.”
Outstanding American Feminine Singer
Doris Day
The World’s Outstanding Musical Personality
Bill Haley
Top Male Singer
Dickie Valentine
Outstanding American Male Singer
Frank Sinatra
Outstanding British Musical Personality
Dickie Valentine
World’s Outstanding Singer
Frank Sinatra
Outstanding British Feminine Singer
Alma Cogan
Outstanding British Male Singer
Dickie Valentine
World’s Outstanding Vocal Group
Four Aces
Large Band Section
Ted Heath And His Music
Favourite Disc Jockey
Jack Jackson
Small Bands
The Kirchins
British Vocal Group