Monday, 8 December 2014

1974 NME Awards

At the end of 1974 (40 years ago) New Musical Express published its annual music awards

British Male Singer: David Bowie
British Female Singer: Maggie Bell
British Group: Yes
British Stage Band: Genesis
Most Promising New Name (British): Leo Sayer
Disc Jockey: John Peel
TV Show: 'Old Grey Whistle Test'
British Single: The Who - '5.15'
British Album: Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'
Best Guitarist: Eric Clapton
Best Keyboardist: Rick Wakeman
Best Bass Guitarist: Paul McCartney
Best Drummer: Carl Palmer
Best Producer: David Bowie
Best Instrumentalist: Roy Wood
Best Songwriters: Elton John/ Bernie Taupin
Best Soul Act: Stevie Wonder
Best Dressed Album: Yes - 'Yessongs'
World Singer: David Bowie
World Female Singer: Diana Ross
World Group: Yes
World Stage Band: Alice Cooper
World Album: Pink Floyd - 'Dark Side Of The Moon'
World Single: Golden Earring - 'Radar Love'
World's Most Promising New Name: Golden Earring

Monday, 1 December 2014

1964 NME Awards

At the end of 1964 NME (New Musical Express) published its annual awards


Outstanding Male Singer: Elvis Presley
Outstanding Female Singer: Brenda Lee
Outstanding Vocal Group: Beatles
Outstanding Musical Personality: Elvis Presley
British Male Singer: Cliff Richard
British Female Singer: Dusty Springfield
British Vocal Group: Beatles
British Vocal Personality: Cliff Richard
British Rhythm and Blues: Rolling Stones
British Instrumental Unit: Shadows
British Tv Or Radio Programme: Ready Steady Go
British Disc Jockey: Jimmy Savile
British New Disc or TV Singer: Mick Jagger
British Disc This Year: The Animals 'House Of The Rising Sun'