“Bought Melody Maker. ELP win 7 sections in poll. Another addition to concert – Argent”
I probably would’ve purchased Melody Maker anyway – along with Sounds and NME it represented “required reading” each Thursday – but I suspect this particular issue was sought and read cover to cover with a little more glee and excitement?!!
The Melody Maker poll winners for 1972?….
Best British Male Singer : Rod Stewart
Best British Female Singer: Maggie Bell
Best British Group: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (win #1)
Best British Single: Lindisfarne – Lady Eleanor
Best British Album: Wishbone Ash – Argus
Best TV Show: Old Grey Whistle Test
Best Radio Show: Sounds of the Seventies
Best Disc Jockey: John Peel
Best British Brightest Hope: Roxy Music
… and in the International Sections…..
Best Male Singer: Neil Young
Best Female Singer: Joni Mitchell
Best Drummer: Carl Palmer (win #2)
Best Bass: Jack Bruce
Best Album: Neil Young – Harvest
Best Keyboards: Keith Emerson (win #3)
Best Guitarist: Rory Gallagher
Best Producer: Greg Lake (win #4)
Best Single: Don McLean – American Pie (nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!)
Best Arranger(s): Emerson, Lake & Palmer (win #5)
Best Brightest Hope: Focus
Best Composers: Keith Emerson & Greg Lake (win #6)
Best Group: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (win #7)
Best Miscellaneous Instrument: Ian Anderson – Flute
How do I know all this? (I SWEAR I never used Google!) ….. All will be (somewhat sadly) revealed in upcoming blog posts!
Meanwhile…. Argent eh? Hold Your Head Up!……
Hold on just a minute………………….. Best Miscellaneous Instrument????