Juno Awards of 1985
|Juno Awards of 1985|
|Date||4 November 1985|
|Venue||Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosted by||Andrea Martin, Martin Short|
The Juno Awards of 1985, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 4 November 1985 in Toronto. The ceremony was hosted by Andrea Martin and Martin Short at the Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel.
New categories for R&B/Soul and Reggae/Calypso were introduced this year. Nominations in secondary categories (children's, video, producer, recording engineer, classical and jazz) were announced 27 September 1985.
The ceremonies were broadcast nationally on CBC Television from 7pm Eastern Time. These included performances by Liberty Silver, Kim Mitchell and a duet of Tina Turner and Bryan Adams. Prime Minister Brian Mulroney was also in attendance.
Earlier in 1985, most major Canadian music artists joined each other to create the benefit single "Tears Are Not Enough". It was not represented among the year's Juno nominations although it demonstrated strength in the Canadian music industry.
This marked the first year that a black female was awarded a Juno: Liberty Silver.
Nominees and winners
Winner: Bryan Adams
Winner: k.d. lang
Winner: Paul Janz
Winner: Parachute Club
Winner: Idle Eyes
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Murray McLauchlan
Winner: The Family Brown
Winner: Canadian Brass
- Bryan Adams, Reckless by Bryan Adams
- Terry Brown, New Regime by New Regime
- Peter Cardinali, The Bear Walks by Hugh Marsh
- Declan O'Doherty, Idle Eyes by Idle Eyes
- Gino Vannelli, Black Cars by Gino Vannelli
- Kevin Doyle, Claim to Fame by Robert Armes
- Kevin Doyle, Smalltown Girl by Target
- Gary Gray, The Bear Walks by Hugh Marsh
- Anton Kwiatkowski, Serenade in Harmony by Elmer Iseler Singers
Winner: Wilf Carter
Winner: A. Hugh Joseph
Nominated and winning albums
- Boy in the Box, Corey Hart
- Honeymoon Suite, Honeymoon Suite
- Strange Animal, Gowan
- Walkin' the Razor's Edge, Helix
- Heather Brown, Secrets and Sins by Luba
- Heather Brown and Deborah Samuel, 2WO by Strange Advance
- Dean Motter, Metal for Breakfast by various artists
- James O'Mara, Idle Eyes by Idle Eyes
- Deborah Samuel, At the Feet of the Moon by Parachute Club
- The Magic Singing Animal Farm, Brad McDonald, Frank Daller, David Waldon
- Music Builders VI, The Music Builders Chorus
- Snyder the Spider, Paul Hann
- Today's Special, Today's Special
- Wee Rockers, Wee Rockers
- Beethoven Violin and Piano Sonatas, Steven Staryk and John Parry
- Great French Organ Works, Mireille Lagace
- Pachelbel Cannon and Other Digital Delights, Andrew Davis and the Toronto Chamber Orchestra
- Mezzo Soprano, Catherine Robbin
Best Classical Album of the Year - Large Ensemble or Soloist(s) With Large Ensemble Accompaniment
- Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit conductor
- The Brandenburg Concertos, CBC Vancouver Orchestra, Mario Bernardi conductor
- Serenade in Harmony, Elmer Iseler
- Stravinsky: Le Sacre du Printemps, l'Orchestre Symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit conductor
- Avenue B, The Bill King Quintet
- Free For Now, The Oliver Whitehead Quintet
- MacPherson, Fraser MacPherson
- The Many Moods of Oliver Jones, Oliver Jones
Nominated and winning releases
- "Careless Whisper", Wham!
- "I Just Called to Say I Love You", Stevie Wonder
- "Shout", Tears for Fears
- "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go", Wham!
Winner: "Lost Somewhere Inside Your Love", Liberty Silver
- "Hit and Run Lover", Yvonne Moore
- "Mega Mix", Something Extra
- "Memories of Moments", Demo Cates
- "Two Can Play", Wayne St. John
- Robert Bouvier, "Go For Soda" by Kim Mitchell
- Rob Quartly, "Never Surrender" by Corey Hart
- Rob Quartly, "You're a Strange Animal" by Gowan
- Deborah Samuel and Lorraine Segato, "At the Feet of the Moon" by Parachute Club
- "Jazz, classical records up for Junos". The Globe and Mail. 28 September 1985. p. 15.
- Lacey, Liam (2 November 1985). "Juno who's who". The Globe and Mail. pp. D1.
- Lacey, Liam (2 November 1985). "Jolt of Juno power could do the trick". The Globe and Mail. pp. D3.