Juno Awards of 1973

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Juno Awards of 1973
Date 12 March 1973
Venue Inn on the Park, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by George Wilson

The Juno Awards of 1973, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 12 March 1973 in Toronto at a ceremony at the Inn on the Park's Centennial ballroom. Approximately 1500 people attended this event which was hosted by George Wilson of CFRB radio.[1]

David Crombie, Toronto's mayor at that time, presented the Best Male Vocalist award to Stompin' Tom Connors. Gordon Lightfoot also made his first personal appearance at the Junos.

An associated music industry conference known as Communication 6 was held from 10 March and concluded with the Juno Award ceremonies.

Taped excerpts from the awards were broadcast on a special edition of CBC Radio's The Entertainers on 23 March 1973.[2]


Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

Outstanding Performance - Female[edit]

Winner: Ginette Reno

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Outstanding Performance - Male[edit]

Winner: Bob McBride

Best Group[edit]

Winner: Lighthouse

Outstanding Performance - Group[edit]

Winner: Edward Bear

Best Songwriter[edit]

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Best Country Female Artist[edit]

Winner: Shirley Eikhard

Best Country Male Artist[edit]

Winner: Stompin' Tom Connors

Best Country Group or Duo[edit]

Winner: The Mercey Brothers

Folk Singer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bruce Cockburn

Outstanding Performance - Folk[edit]

Winner: Valdy

Broadcaster of the Year[edit]

Winner: VOCM, St. Johns Newfoundland

Top Canadian Content Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: Capitol Records of Canada

Top Record Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: WEA Music of Canada Ltd.

Top Promotional Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: RCA Ltd.

Journalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Peter Goddard

Music Industry Man of the Year[edit]

Winner: Arnold Gosewich

Contribution to Canadian music[edit]

Winner: David Clayton Thomas

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Best Produced Album (middle of the road)[edit]

Winner: Annie, Anne Murray (produced by Brian Ahern)

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Best Produced Single[edit]

Winner: "Last Song", Edward Bear (produced by Gene Martynec)



  1. ^ The Juno awards : tenth anniversary special issue. RPM Publications. 1980. pp. 9–10. 
  2. ^ The Juno awards : tenth anniversary special issue. RPM Publications. 1980. p. 44. 


  • "Anne Murray double winner in Juno poll". The Globe and Mail. 27 February 1973. p. 14. 
  • Martin, Robert (13 March 1973). "Connors, Lightfoot win Juno awards". The Globe and Mail. p. 15. 
  • "Special Juno Issue". RPM. 17 March 1973. 
  • "(Juno report)". RPM. 24 March 1973. 
  • Melhuish, Martin (1996). Oh What a Feeling: A Vital History of Canadian Music. Quarry Press. p. 100. ISBN 1550821644. 

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