Weller Winners 1980

Paul Weller’s NME Readers’ Poll 1980 selections, from the NME, 24 January, 1981.

Weller Of The Year

Paul Weller

Most wonderful human being: Jim from Stiff Little Fingers
Event: It didn’t happen
Creep: Thatcher
Best group: The Beat, The Skids and The Slits
New act: Department S, The Questions and The Nips
Male singer: Julian Cope, Suggsy and Michael Jackson
Female singer: Siouxsie, Slits and The Dolly Mixtures (all three of them)
Songwriter: Slits, Teardrop Explodes, Skids and Questions
Guitarist: Stuart Adamson
Bass: Bruce Foxton and Tessa Pollit
Keyboards: Bloke in Teardrop Explodes
Drums: Pube and Budgie
Other instrument: Saxa
Single: ‘Embarrassment’ (Madness), ‘Do Nothing’ (Specials), ‘Is Vic There? (Department S) and ‘Animal Space’ (Slits)
Album: ‘Killimanjaro’ (Teardrop Explodes), ‘Grin And Bear It’ (the Ruts)
Sleeve: Ours
Best dressed: Steve Marriott circa 64-66 and “Blackburn” (not Tony)
Haircut: none
DJ: Certainly not Peel for a start!
TV show: Minder
Movie: Love On The Dole (NFT darling)

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