Juno Awards of 1983
|Juno Awards of 1983|
|Date||5 April 1983|
|Venue||Harbour Castle Hilton, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosted by||Burton Cummings, Alan Thicke|
The Juno Awards of 1983, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 5 April 1983 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Burton Cummings and Alan Thicke at the Harbour Castle Hilton in the Metropolitan Ballroom.
- 1 Awards ceremony
- 2 Nominees and winners
- 2.1 Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.2 Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.3 Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.4 Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.5 Group of the Year
- 2.6 Most Promising Group of the Year
- 2.7 Composer of the Year
- 2.8 Country Female Vocalist of the Year
- 2.9 Country Male Vocalist of the Year
- 2.10 Country Group or Duo of the Year
- 2.11 Instrumental Artist of the Year
- 2.12 Producer of the Year
- 2.13 Recording Engineer of the Year
- 2.14 Canadian Music Hall of Fame
- 3 Nominated and winning albums
- 4 Nominated and winning releases
- 5 References
- 6 Bibliography
- 7 External links
The Juno ceremonies were broadcast as a two-hour special on CBC Television from 7pm Eastern Time. Interest in the telecast was growing substantially, with 3.2 million viewers in 1982, and 4.4 million for this year's edition.
During their opening co-hosts Cummings and Thicke introduced the Compact Disc to the viewing audience, likely the first introduction to the new media for many people. Columbia Records had just released their first ever batch of titles on CD about one month before the broadcast. As Cummings recalled: "Alan held up Toto IV, and it was also the first time I held one in my hand. I don't think Alan had seen one before that night... It felt like 'show and tell' and it was pretty cool for that to happen on national TV."
Payola$ were the top band this year with three awards including "Most Promising Group" and "Best Selling Single" for "Eyes of a Stranger". Bob Rock was absent (ironically he was mixing Loverboy's next album) and so band-mate Paul Hyde accepted their awards. For the "Most Promising Group" award he remarked "Somebody told us that to get this award is the kiss-off. Nobody's going to kiss us off."
Loverboy continued their winning streak by taking both the "Group of the Year" and "Album of the Year" awards for the second year in a row, this time for their sophomore effort Get Lucky. Other repeat winners for the same awards from the 1982 Juno's included Liona Boyd, Anne Murray and The Good Brothers.
The "Canadian Music Hall of Fame" award was posthumously given to Glenn Gould who had died the previous year. Gould's award was presented by then Governor General Edward Schreyer and accepted by Gould's former manager John Roberts. Gould was also nominated twice in the same category for "Best Classical Album" and won this award for his 1981 re-recording of Bach: The Goldberg Variations.
Nominees and winners
Similar to the 1981 Juno's, the category for "Best Comedy Album" was not awarded this year.
Winner: Carole Pope
Winner: Bryan Adams
Winner: Lydia Taylor
Winner: Kim Mitchell
- Robert Buckley and David Sinclair, "Letting Go" by Straight Lines
- Paul Dean and Mike Reno, "Working for the Weekend" by Loverboy
- Geoff Iwamoto and Michael Roth, "Your Daddy Don't Know" by Toronto
- Neil Peart, "New World Man" by Rush
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Eddie Eastman
Winner: The Good Brothers
Winner: Liona Boyd
- Terry Brown, "Subdivisions" & "Chemistry" by Rush
- Bruce Fairbairn, "Worlds Away" & "She Controls Me" by Strange Advance
- Claire Lawrence, "You're Makin Me Nervous" & "The One and Only" by Shari Ulrich
- Peter Mann, "That Kind of Man" & "Prince of Darkness" by The Nylons
- Gary Gray, Shaking the Foundations by Rough Trade
- Lindsay Kidd / Bob Rock, Worlds Away by Strange Advance
- Dave Slagter, Opus X by Chilliwack
- Paul Northfield, Power Play by April Wine
Nominated and winning albums
- Tom Powell, Streetheart by Streetheart
- Hugh Syme, One False Move by Harlequin
- Hugh Syme, Signals by Rush
- Scott Thornley, Rise and Shine by Raffi
- Jim and Rosalie... At the Music Factory, Jim and Rosalie
- Junior Jug Band, Chris Whiteley and Ken Whiteley
- Valdy's Kids' Record, Valdy
- Wake Up Mr Dressup!, Ernie Coombs
- Haydn: The Six Last Sonatas - Glenn Gould
- Ravel: Bolero, La Valse, Rapsodie Espagnole, Alborada Del Gracioso - Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal Conducted by Charles Dutoit
- Stravinsky: The Firebird 1910 Version - Toronto Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama
- Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel, Salome's Dance, Death and Transfiguration - Vancouver Symphony Orchestra Conducted by Kazuyoshi Akiyama
- 4, Foreigner
- Freeze Frame, The J. Geils Band
- Hooked on Classics, Louis Clark and the London Symphony Orchestra
- Physical, Olivia Newton-John
- Bells - Don Thompson and Rob Piltch
- Blues Tales in Time - Paul Cram
- Sometime in Another Life - Peter Leitch and George McFetridge
- Time Warp - Time Warp
Nominated and winning releases
- "Letting Go", Straight Lines
- "New World Man", Rush
- "Working for the Weekend", Loverboy
- "Your Daddy Don't Know", Toronto
- "Abracadabra", Steve Miller Band
- "Da Da Da", Trio
- "I Love Rock 'n Roll", Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
- "Physical", Olivia Newton-John
- Krewen (2010), p. 52.
- Krewen (2010), pp. 52-53.
- Krewen (2010), p. 53.
- Lacey, Liam (3 March 1983). "Big rock acts dominate Junos". The Globe and Mail. p. 23.
- Lacey, Liam (2 April 1983). "Tip of the cap from a troubled trade". The Globe and Mail. p. 5.
- Lacey, Liam (6 April 1983). "Bands make Junos a West Coast affair". The Globe and Mail. p. 13.
- Canadian Press (18 October 1983). "1984 Juno Awards moved to December". The Globe and Mail. pp. E2.
- Krewen, Nick. (2010). Music from far and wide: Celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-55470-339-5