Juno Awards of 1971

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Juno Awards of 1971
Date 22 February 1971
Venue St. Lawrence Hall, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by George Wilson

The Juno Awards of 1971, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 22 February 1971 in Toronto at a ceremony in the St. Lawrence Hall.[1] These would be the first awards to be formally titled the Junos as decided by RPM Magazine in 1970 following its first formal music awards event. George Wilson of CFRB radio was master of ceremonies for the awards for the second consecutive year.[2]

Atlantic Canadians were particularly successful at the awards in 1971, most notably producer Brian Ahern and artists Stompin' Tom Connors, Gene MacLellan and Anne Murray, prompting Murray to quip to the audience about the emergence of a "Maritime Mafia" in the Canadian music scene.[3][4] Connors would go on to win several more Junos before returning them in protest of the awards honoring Canadian musicians who primarily make their career outside of Canada.

Nominated and winning people[edit]

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Other nominees:

Best Group[edit]

Winner: The Guess Who

Other nominees:

Best Songwriter[edit]

Winner: Gene MacLellan (Special Award: Canadian Composer)

Best Country Female Artist[edit]

Winner: Myrna Lorrie

Other nominees:

Best Country Male Artist[edit]

Winner: Stompin' Tom Connors

Other nominees:

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: The Mercey Brothers

Other nominees:

Top Folk Singer[edit]

Winner: Bruce Cockburn

Other nominees:

Music industry Man of the Year[edit]

Winner: Pierre Juneau

Broadcaster of the Year[edit]

Winner: Standard Broadcasting, noted for its Canadian Talent Library

Top Canadian Content Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: Quality Records

Other nominees:

Top Record Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: Capitol Records

Other nominees:

Top Promotional Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: Capitol Records

Other nominees:

Journalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Dave Bist, Montreal Gazette

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Best Produced Album[edit]

Winner: Honey, Wheat and Laughter, Anne Murray (producer Brian Ahern)

Other nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Best Produced Single[edit]

Winner: "Snowbird" by Anne Murray (producer Brian Ahern)

Other nominees:


  1. ^ "Home » News » Awards » 1971 Juno Awards". metrolyrics.com. MetroLyrics. 22 June 2003. Retrieved 9 February 2012.  External link in |work= (help)
  2. ^ RPM (1980, pp. 9–10)
  3. ^ "Record industry honors Juneau as Man of the Year". Toronto Daily Star. 23 February 1971. p. 64. 
  4. ^ "Murray and Juneau among Juno winners". The Globe and Mail. 23 February 1971. p. 12. 
  • RPM, Juno Awards Special Issue, 27 February 1971

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