New Musical Express "NME"    
   Music magazine
New Musical Express was established in 1952 by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, and was initially published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newsprint. On 14 November 1952 it created the first UK Singles Chart, a list of the Top Twelve best-selling singles. 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. During the 1960s the paper championed the new British groups emerging at the time.

"The paper was established in 1952. The "Accordion Times and Musical Express" was bought by London music promoter Maurice Kinn, for the sum of £1,000, just 15 minutes before it was due to be officially closed It was relaunched as the New Musical Express, and was initially published in a non-glossy tabloid format on standard newsprint. On 14 November 1952, taking its cue from the US magazine Billboard, it created the first UK Singles Chart, a list of the Top Twelve best-selling singles. 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. "
All these issues courtesy of Arie den Dulk and Kees Brinkerink
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