The 17th Ivor Novello Awards were presented by the Songwriters Guild of Great Britain and broadcast on BBC Radio 2 on 28th June 1972.  The winning works were introduced by Robin Boyle.

British Songwriters of the Year

Roger Cook and Roger Greenaway

Outstanding Services to British Music

Jimmy Kennedy

The ‘A’ Side of the Record Issued in 1971 Which Achieved the Highest Certified British Sales

My Sweet Lord
Written by George Harrison
Released and Published in the UK by EMI Records – Harrisongs Ltd

The Most Performed Work of the Year

My Sweet Lord
Written by George Harrison
Published by Harrisongs Ltd

Entertainment Music

Ron Goodwin

The Best Song Musically and Lyrically

Don’t Let It Die
Written by Hurricane Smith
Published by RAK Publishing

The Best Song and/or Theme Score from any Film, Television Programme or Theatrical Production

I Don’t Know How To Love Him
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Published by Leeds Music

The Best Ballad or Romantic Song, Musically and Lyrically

No Matter How I Try
Written by Gilbert O’Sullivan
Published by April Music Ltd

The Best Pop Song, Musically and Lyrically

Simple Game
Written by Mike Pinder
Published by The Sparta Florida Music Group

The Best Novel or Unusual Song, Musically and Lyrically

Ernie
Written by Benny Hill

The International Hit of the Year by British Writers

Jesus Christ Superstar
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Published by Leeds Music


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