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VA - NME Poll Winners Concert

The New Musical Express (better known as the NME) is a popular music magazine in the United Kingdom which has been published weekly since March 1952. It was the first British paper to include a singles chart, which first appeared in the 14 November 1952 edition. The magazine's commercial heyday was during the 1970s when it became the best-selling British music magazine.

The paper's first issue was published on 7 March 1952 after the Musical Express and Accordion Weekly was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, and relaunched as the New Musical Express. It was initially published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newspri. On 14 November 1952, taking its cue from the U.S. magazine Billboard, it created the first UK Singles Chart. The first of these was, in contrast to more recent charts, a top twelve sourced by the magazine itself from sales in regional stores around the UK. The first number one was "Here In My Heart" by Al Martino.

During the 1960s the paper championed the new British groups emerging at the time. The Beatles and The Rolling Stones were frequently featured on the front cover. These and other artists also appeared at the NME Poll Winners Concert, an awards event that featured artists voted as most popular by the paper's readers. The concert also featured an awards ceremony where the poll winners would collect their awards. The NME Poll Winners Concerts took place between 1963 and 1966. They were filmed, edited and then transmitted on British television a few weeks after they had taken place.
The latter part of the 1960s saw the paper chart the rise of psychedelia and the continued dominance of British groups of the time. During this period some sections of pop music began to be designated as Rock. The paper became engaged in a sometimes tense rivalry with its fellow weekly music paper Melody Maker, however NME sales were healthy with the paper selling as many as 200,000 issues per week which made it one of the UK's biggest sellers.

New Musical Express (сокращенно NME) — английский музыкальный журнал. О нем слышали многие, и в частности с 2000 по 2003 год его можно было приобрести и в России.
NME издаётся в Великобритании с марта 1952 года. В выпуске от 14 ноября того же года первым в Великобритании опубликовал хит-парад синглов. В 70-х годах стал первым музыкальным изданием, начавшим с симпатией писать о панк-роке. В числе знаменитых музыкальных журналистов, сотрудничавших с NME, были Чарльз Шаар Мюррей, Ник Кент, Тони Парсонс, Джули Берчилл.

В течение 1960-х журнал защищал новые британские группы, появлявшиеся в то время. The Beatles и Rolling Stones часто появлялись на обложке. Эти и другие группы принимали участие в Концерте Победителей Опроса NME(NME Poll Winners), церемонии награждения, которая представляла артистов, за которых голосовали читатели журнала. Концерты Победителей Опроса NME проходили с 1963 по 1972 года. С 1964 их стали снимать на кинопленку, редактировать и затем передавать по британскому телевидению спустя несколько недель после того, как они состоялись.
Конец 60-х в NME ознаменовался повышенным интересом к психоделии и длительным господством британских групп. Во время этого периода некоторые разделы поп-музыки начали называться Роком. Журнал стал более интересным и вовлек себя в напряженное соперничество со своим коллегой - еженедельником Music Maker; однако, продажи NME были велики, и продавая целых 200 000 выпусков в неделю, NME стал одним из самых крупных продавцов в Великобритании.

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NME Poll Winners Concert   04-26-1964 London
Apr-26-64. U.K. New Musical Express poll winners concert. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Hollies, the Searchers, the Merseybeats, the Swinging Blue Jeans, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas, Joe Loss orchestra, Brian Poole and the Tremeloes, Manfred Mann, Jet Harris with Sounds Incorporated, Kathy Kirby, Big Dee Irwin, Joe Brown and the Bruvvers. Two full hours of classic 1960s British beat! NME Poll Winners Concert 1964! 

"...On Sunday 26th April 1964, [The Beatles] took to the stage at “The Empire Pool” in Wembley for the annual “New Musical Express Poll Winners Concert”. These concerts were amazing as they included every top British act of the time (and the occasional American) and this day was no exception. The lineup included “Cliff Richard”, “The Shadows”, “The Rolling Stones”, “The Hollies”, “The Searchers”, “The Dave Clark Five” and, of course, “The Beatles”. The equipment for each band was on small individual stages, which were wheeled to the front of the main stage by stage hands who wore white coats. At last a small stage was wheeled out with Ringo’s drums and that all too familiar Beatles logo, 10,000 people went crazy...."

Track 101. Opening Theme (0:42) (1.0MB)
Track 102. Patsy (Party?) Girl (Joe Loss Orchestra) (3:21) (5.3MB)
Track 103. Rockin’ Robin (The Hollies) (2:42) (4.2MB)
Track 104. Just One Look (The Hollies) (2:31) (3.9MB)
Track 105. Not Fade Away (The Rolling Stones) (3:25) (5.4MB)
Track 106. I Just Want To Make Love To You (The Rolling Stones) (2:45) (4.3MB)
Track 107. I’m Alright (The Rolling Stones) (2:41) (4.2MB)
Track 108. Peanut Vender (The Joe Ross Orchestra Band) (2:45) (4.3MB)
Track 109. Shake, Rattle And Roll (The Swinging Blue Jeans) (2:25) (3.8MB)
Track 110. Good Golly Miss Molly (The Swinging Blue Jeans) (2:15) (3.5MB)
Track 111. Farmer John (The Searchers) (3:16) (5.1MB)
Track 112. Don’t Throw Your Love Away (The Searchers) (2:35) (4.0MB)
Track 113. What’d I Say (The Searchers) (5:27) (8.6MB)
Track 114. Kansas City (Hey! Hey! Hey!) (Freddie & The Dreamers) (4:04) (6.4MB)
Track 115. Send Me Some Lovin’ (Freddie & The Dreamers) (2:57) (4.6MB)
Track 116. Who Wears Short Shorts (Freddie & The Dreamers) (2:26) (3.8MB)
Track 117. Candy Man (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes) (2:41) (4.2MB)
Track 118. Do You Love Me (Brian Poole & The Tremeloes) (2:56) (4.6MB)
Track 119. Sticks And Stones (Manfred Mann) (3:09) (4.9MB)
Track 120. Hubble Bubble (Manfred Mann) (2:37) (4.1MB)
Track 121. Diamonds (Jet Harris & Tony Meechan) (2:38) (4.1MB)
Track 122. Big Bad Bass (Jet Harris & Tony Meechan) (3:12) (5.0MB)
Track 123. You’re The One (Kathy Kirby) (3:14) (5.1MB)
Track 124. Dance On (Kathy Kirby) (2:34) (4.1MB)

Track 201. I’ll Keep You Satisfied (Billy Kramer & The Dakotas) (2:18) (3.6MB)
Track 202. They Remind Me Of You (Billy Kramer & The Dakotas) (2:23) (3.7MB)
Track 203. I Think Of You (The Mersebeats) (1:33) (2.4MB)
Track 204. Don’t Turn Around (The Merseybeats) (2:27) (2.8MB)
Track 205. I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Cry (The Merseybeats) (2:27) (3.8MB)
Track 206. Happy Being Fat (The Diamonds) (3:06) (4.9MB)
Track 207. I’m Henry The VIII, I Am (Joe Brown & His Bruvvers) (1:58) (3.1MB)
Track 208. The Seculy Gas (Joe Brown & His Bruvvers) (2:28) (3.8MB)
Track 209. What A Crazy World (Joe Brown & His Bruvvers) (3:23) (5.3MB)
Track 210. I Like It (Gerry & The Pacemakers) (2:38) (4.1MB)
Track 211. I’m The One (Gerry & The Pacemakers) (2:38) (4.1MB)
Track 212. Don’t Let The Sun Catch You Crying (Gerry & The Pacemakers) (2:58) (4.7MB)
Track 213. Awards Presentation (Roger Moore) (6:05) (9.7MB)
Track 214. Murray The K Introduces The Beatles (1:11) (1.8MB)
Track 215. She Loves You (The Beatles) (2:19) (3.6MB)
Track 216. You Can’t Do That (The Beatles) (2:41) (4.2MB)
Track 217. Twist And Shout (The Beatles) (2:57) (4.6MB)
Track 218. Long Tall Sally (The Beatles) (2:23) (3.7MB)
Track 219. Can’t Buy Me Love (The Beatles) (2:32) (4.0MB)

NME Poll Winners Concert Empire Pool, 
Wembley, UK; April 11, 1965

Apr-11-65. U.K. New Musical Express poll winners concert. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Searchers, the Moody Blues, Freddie and the Dreamers, Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames, the Seekers, Herman's Hermits, the Ivy League and Division Two, Sounds Incorporated, Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, Cilla Black, Donovan, Them, the Animals, the Kinks. Two full hours of classic 1960s British beat! NME Poll Winners Concert 1965! 

"...The New Musical Express, the British music weekly with the largest circulation, staged a series of concerts in the ’60s featuring arties who topped their popularity polls. The concerts, known as The Poll Winners’ Concerts, were all held in Wembley. This two CD-set documents the second to last Poll Winner Concert held on April 11, 1965 at Wembley Stadium. An edited version of this concert was screened on ABC TV and networked throughout the UK on April 18 of that year. This set was compiled from the soundtrack of the unedited master.

Music is a great leveller and it’s great to find the likes of The Moody Blues, the R&B of Georgie Fame; the folk of The Seekers; the showtune/ballad of Cilla Black; The Rolling Stones; the sultry Dusty Springfield; more folk from Donovan and The Beatles all at the same show - no airs, just great fun and smashing three-minute pop. And, surprisingly or not, all quite innocent… really...."

Disc 1
Track 101. Introduction By Derek Johnson And Jimmy Saville (1.9MB)
Track 102. Bo Diddley - The Moody Blues (8.7MB)
Track 103. Go Now - The Moody Blues (6.8MB)
Track 104. Little Bitty Pretty One - Freedie And The Dreamers (5.0MB)
Track 105. A Little You - Freedie And The Dreamers (4.6MB)
Track 106. Yeh Yeh - Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames (6.7MB)
Track 107. Walking The Dog - Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames (5.5MB)
Track 108. I’ll Never Find Another You - The Seekers (4.1MB)
Track 109. A World Of Our Own - The Seekers (6.1MB)
Track 110. Wonderful World - Herman’s Hermits (4.8MB)
Track 111. Mrs. Brown You’ve Got A Lovely Daughter - Herman’s Hermits (5.7MB)
Track 112. Funny How Love Can Be - The Ivy League And Division Two (4.7MB)
Track 113. Sweet And Tender Romance - The Ivy League And Division Two (2.1MB)
Track 114. That’s Why I’m Crying - The Ivy League And Division Two (5.6MB)
Track 115. Time For You - Sounds Incorporated (5.2MB)
Track 116. In The Hall Of The Mountain King - Sounds Incorporated (4.4MB)
Track 117. Game Of Love - Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders (5.4MB)
Track 118. Just A Little Bit Too Late - Wayne Fontana And The Mindbenders (5.2MB)
Track 119. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - The Rolling Stones (2.5MB)
Track 120. Pain In My Heart - The Rolling Stones (3.3MB)
Track 121. Around And Around - The Rolling Stones (3.8MB)
Track 122. The Last Time - The Rolling Stones (5.7MB)
Track 123. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Cilla Black with Sounds Incorporated (3.8MB)
Track 124. Going Out Of My Head - Cilla Black with Sounds Incorporated (5.9MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. You’re Gonna Need Sombondy On Your Bond - Donovan (7.9MB)
Track 202. Catch The Wind - Donovan (4.8MB)
Track 203. Here Comes The Night - Them (6.3MB)
Track 204. Turn On Your Love Light - Them (13.0MB)
Track 205. Bumble Bee - The Searchers (6.0MB)
Track 206. Let The Good Times Roll - The Searchers (5.2MB)
Track 207. Dancing In The Street - Dusty Springfield with The Echoes (4.9MB)
Track 208. Mockingbird - Dusty Springfield with The Echoes (3.7MB)
Track 209. I Can’t Hear You - Dusty Springfield with The Echoes (6.6MB)
Track 210. Boom Boom - The Animals (8.8MB)
Track 211. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood - The Animals (3.7MB)
Track 212. Talkin’ ’bout You - The Animals (8.8MB)
Track 213. You Really Got Me - The Kinks (4.9MB)
Track 214. Tired Of Waiting For You - The Kinks (5.5MB)
Track 215. I Feel Fine - The Beatles (6.2MB)
Track 216. She’s A Woman - The Beatles (5.0MB)
Track 217. Baby’s In Black - The Beatles (4.2MB)
Track 218. Ticket To Ride - The Beatles (5.9MB)



  1. Hello, would it be possible to get a re-upload of this great compilation?
    Thank you in advance. Best regards. Ric

  2. Many thanks for this ......I bet it brought back many wonderful memories for some of you out there.

  3. Re the 1964 Concert.
    The singer with the Joe Loss Orchestra is Ross McManus, Elvis Costello's father.

  4. Thank you for the reupload.

  5. I had the videos but not the audios. Your blog is a mine!
    Many many thanks.
    RACATI fron France.


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