Juno Awards of 1978
|Juno Awards of 1978|
|Date||29 March 1978|
|Venue||Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosted by||David Steinberg|
The Juno Awards of 1978, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 29 March 1978 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted for a second consecutive year by David Steinberg at the Harbour Castle Hilton Convention Centre. A 2-hour broadcast of the ceremonies was available nationally on CBC Television. 1500 people were present at the ceremonies.
At a news conference following the awards, on 31 March 1978, Stompin' Tom Connors announced he would return his Juno trophies to awards organiser CARAS as a protest against rewarding "Juno jumpers" or artists who do not maintain a residence or presence in Canada. Connors earlier withdrew his nomination as Country Male Vocalist of the Year.
Nominees and winners
Winner: Patsy Gallant
Winner: Dan Hill
Winner: Lisa Dalbello
Winner: David Bradstreet
Winner: Hometown Band
Winner: Carroll Baker
Winner: Ronnie Prophet
Multiple Juno winner Stompin' Tom Connors withdrew his nomination to protest Junos given to expatriate Canadians.(Green and King, CanadianEncyclopedia.ca)
Winner: The Good Brothers
Winner: Gordon Lightfoot
Winner: André Gagnon
Nominated and winning albums
- A Farewell to Kings, Rush
- The Best of the Stampeders, The Stampeders
- Le Saint Laurent, André Gagnon
- My Own Way to Rock, Burton Cummings*
Nominated and winning releases
- "Let's Try Once More", Patrick Norman
- "Que Sera Sera", The Raes
- "Sometimes When We Touch", Dan Hill
- "You Won't Dance With Me", April Wine
- "The Junos: Hill and Cummings the frontrunners". The Globe and Mail. 23 March 1978. p. 15.
- Godfrey, Stephen (30 March 1978). "Dan Hill takes three top Junos". The Globe and Mail. p. 13.
- "Stompin' Tom awaits industry blacklist". The Globe and Mail. 1 April 1978. p. 32.