Juno Awards of 1974

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Juno Awards of 1974
Date 25 March 1974
Venue Inn on the Park, Toronto, Ontario
Hosted by George Wilson

The Juno Awards of 1974, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 25 March 1974 in Toronto at a ceremony at the Inn on the Park's Centennial ballroom hosted by George Wilson of CFRB radio's Starlight Serenade programme.[1]

No television broadcasts had yet been planned for the Junos, prompting the Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA) to plan an April 1974 ceremony entitled the Maple Music Awards. Amid some music industry criticism over the proposed competition of awards ceremonies, CRIA backed down from its own ceremonies in February 1974, about a month after the Maple Music Awards were announced. However, this situation forced Juno Awards founder Walt Grealis to prepare for television coverage of the 1975 Juno Awards.

Nominees and winners[edit]

Best Female Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Best Male Vocalist[edit]

Winner: Terry Jacks

Other nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Cathy Young

Other nominees:

There were a total of six nominees announced in this category, compared with the normal five nominees in other categories. No explanation for this situation was indicated.

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year[edit]

Winner: Ian Thomas

Other nominees:

Best Group[edit]

Winner: Lighthouse

Other nominees:

Most Promising Group of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Other nominees:

Best Songwriter[edit]

Winner: Murray McLauchlan, "Farmer's Song"

Other nominees:

Best Country Female Artist[edit]

Winner: Shirley Eikhard

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:

Folk Singer of the Year[edit]

Winner: Gordon Lightfoot

Other nominees:

Best Independent Record Company of the Year[edit]

Winner: True North Records

Other nominees:

Nominated and winning albums[edit]

Contemporary Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Bachman–Turner Overdrive, Bachman–Turner Overdrive

Other nominees:

Pop Music Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Danny's Song, Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Country Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: To It and At It, Stompin' Tom Connors

Other nominees:

Folk Album of the Year[edit]

Winner: Old Dan's Records, Gordon Lightfoot

Other nominees:

Nominated and winning releases[edit]

Best Single (Contemporary or Pop)[edit]

Winner: "Seasons in the Sun", Terry Jacks

Other nominees:

Best Single (Country and Folk)[edit]

Winner: "Farmer's Song", Murray McLauchlan

Other nominees:



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


  • Martin, Robert (27 January 1974). "A new set of awards for Canadian music industry". The Globe and Mail. p. 13. 
  • "Maple awards fizzle". The Globe and Mail. 26 February 1974. p. 13. 
  • Batten, Jack (26 March 1974). "Some surprises in Juno awards". The Globe and Mail. p. 15. 
  • "Juno nominations ready for voting". RPM. 16 February 1974. pp. 2–3. 

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