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