Gold Leaf Awards of 1970

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Gold Leaf Awards of 1970
Date 23 February 1970
Venue St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by George Wilson

The Gold Leaf Awards of 1970, which were the first Juno Awards, were founded by RPM Magazine to honour Canadian music industry achievements. The magazine had honoured musicians in the previous six years using a reader survey until this formal ceremony.

These awards were presented at St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto on 23 February 1970. 250 people attended this inaugural awards ceremony, twice the number who were invited. Winners received walnut wood trophies that resembled metronomes. George Wilson of CFRB radio was master of ceremonies for these awards and for the subsequent Juno Awards ceremonies until 1974.[1]


Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Andy Kim

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Ginette Reno

Best Group[edit]

Winner: The Guess Who

Best Country Male Artist[edit]

Winner: Tommy Hunter

Best Country Female Artist[edit]

Winner: Dianne Leigh

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: The Mercey Brothers

Best Folk Artist[edit]

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Canadian Industry Music Industry Man of the Year[edit]

Winner: Saul Holiff

Best Produced Single[edit]

Winner: "Which Way You Goin' Billy?", The Poppy Family

Best Produced Middle-of-the-Road Album[edit]

Winner: Which Way You Goin' Billy?, The Poppy Family

Best Overall Record Company[edit]

Winner: RCA Victor

Best Company for Canadian Content[edit]

Winner: Quality Records

Best Promotion of Canadian Artists[edit]

Winner: Capitol Records


  1. ^ The Juno awards : tenth anniversary special issue. RPM Publications. 1980. pp. 9–10. 
  • (no byline) (23 February 1970). "Kim, Reno, Lightfoot among award winners". The Globe and Mail. p. 13. 
  • "Awards". Juno Awards. Retrieved 23 July 2017. 

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