Juno Awards of 1980

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Juno Awards of 1980
Date 2 April 1980
Venue Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Host Burton Cummings
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBC
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The Juno Awards of 1980, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 2 April 1980 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Burton Cummings at the Harbour Castle Hilton.[1]

CBC Television broadcast the ceremonies throughout Canada from 9pm Eastern Time, and the show was seen by an estimated 1,500,000 viewers .[2]

The show included a number of lip synced performances from Rough Trade with their controversial (at the time) song "High School Confidential", France Joli singing her Disco hit "Come to Me", Burton Cummings singing his hit "Fine State of Affairs", Max Webster with their "Paradise Skies" and pianist Frank Mills playing "Peter Piper".[3] The only live performance of the night was two songs in a row from Gordon Lightfoot, "On the High Seas" and "If You Need Me" (both from his recent Dream Street Rose album), which were quickly added to fill up air time when Paul Anka was unexpectedly absent to receive his "Canadian Music Hall of Fame" award.[4]

The biggest winner of the night was Anne Murray with four awards including the Album and Single of the Year awards. Murray was once again absent from the award show, this time due to the recent death of her father.[4]

The band Trooper received an unusual nomination for two of their songs in the same category for "Composer of the Year", although technically the songs were from two different albums both charting at the time.

The last award of the show was "Male Vocalist of the Year" presented by ambassador Ken Taylor to the winner Burton Cummings.[2]

Nominees and winners[edit]

Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Burton Cummings

Other nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: France Joli

Other nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Walter Rossi

Other nominees:

Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Trooper

Other nominees:

Most Promising Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Streetheart

Other nominees:

Composer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Frank Mills, "Peter Piper" by Frank Mills

Other nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Country Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Murray McLauchlan

Other nominees:

Country Group or Duo of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Good Brothers

Other nominees:

Folk Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bruce Cockburn

Other nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Frank Mills

Other nominees:

Producer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bruce Fairbairn, Armageddon by Prism

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year[edit]

Winner: David Greene, Concerto for Contemporary Violin by Paul Hoffert

Other nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame[edit]

Winner: Paul Anka

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray, New Kind of Feeling

Other nominees:

Best Album Graphics[edit]

Winner: Rodney Bowes, Cigarettes by The Wives

Other nominees:

Best Children's Album[edit]

Winner: Sharon, Lois & Bram, Smorgasbord

Other nominees:

Best Classical Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: The Crown of Ariadne, Judy Loman, R. Murray Schafer (composer)

Other nominees:

Best Selling International Album[edit]

Winner: Breakfast in America, Supertramp

Other nominees:

Best Jazz Album[edit]

Winner: Sackville 4005, Ed Bickert, Don Thompson

Other nominees:

Comedy Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: A Christmas Carol, Rich Little

Other nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Single of the Year[edit]

Winner: "I Just Fall in Love Again", Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Best Selling International Single[edit]

Winner: "Heart of Glass", Blondie

Other nominees:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krewen (2010), p. 38.
  2. ^ a b Krewen (2010), p. 44.
  3. ^ Krewen (2010), pp. 38-40.
  4. ^ a b Krewen (2010), p. 43.
  • "It's Burton Cummings, that's who". The Globe and Mail. 28 February 1980. p. 18. 
  • "Complete list of nominees for tonight's Juno Awards". The Globe and Mail. 2 April 1980. p. 15. 
  • McGrath, Paul (3 April 1980). "Anne Murray rakes in four Junos". The Globe and Mail. p. 27. 

Bibliography[edit]

  • Krewen, Nick. (2010). Music from far and wide: Celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-55470-339-5

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