New Musical Express, or NME as it’s better known, has printed its last issue.

The NME has been going for 66 years and been one of the most influential publications for UK bands over all those years. The first issue was printed on 7th March 1952.

NME Beatles Cover
NME Beatles Cover

The influential music magazine helped to launch many careers and covered early legends such as The Beatles and David Bowie. For many bands, to be featured in the magazine, or an album review, was critical for their future success.

Blur vs Oasis was widely covered by NME during the Britpop scene. Which band was best? Which fans were more dedicated?

Bands such as Biffy Clyro, Richard Ashcroft, Muse, Mumford and Sons, Bombay Bicycle Club, Stone Roses and endless more all got their music covered by the iconic magazine.

Amy Winehouse featured on the front cover, in a black and white print, after her shock death in 2011.

NME Amy Winehouse Cover
NME Amy Winehouse Cover

NME also reported on gigs, many of them based in Camden Town at venues such as The Dublin Castle, KOKO, The Forum, Camden Assembly, The Monarch, Roundhouse, The Underworld, and countless others over the years.

The magazine is closing down because of a tough advertising market, and will remain online only.

Get your copy of the very last NME this week, it’s the last ever print edition.

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