February 19, 1976
Press Release: Zeppelin Sweeps NME Awards
ZEPPELIN SWEEPS NME AWARDS WINNING EIGHT
ALSO WIN TOP ALBUM AND JIMMY PAGE BEST GUITARIST IN CREEM POLL
Swan Song Official Press Release
Feb. 19, 1976
Led Zeppelin continued their awesome sweep of rock polls by achieving eight victories in the prestigious British and European poll conducted by New Musical Express.
In another development, Creem magazine, one of America’s leading rock publications, announced the winners of their readers poll and Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, was named Best Album, while Jimmy Page won Best Guitarist, for the third year in a row.
In the NME poll, Robert Plant won as Best Male Singer in both the British and the World categories. Jimmy Page won as Best Guitarist in the General category, and also as Best producer. Physical Graffiti won as Best Album and also was cited as Best Dressed Album, referring to the album cover. Incidentally, Paul Rodgers, lead singer of Swan Song group Bad Company, placed second to Plant as Best Male Singer in the British category.
Victories in these two polls complete a worldwide sweep for Zeppelin, since they won the Melody Maker poll in England, and the Circus poll in the United States last month.