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Juno Awards of 1979

Juno Awards of 1979
Date 21 March 1979
Venue Harbour Castle Hilton Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Host Burton Cummings
Television/Radio coverage
Network CBC

The Juno Awards of 1979, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 21 March 1979 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Burton Cummings at the Harbour Castle Hilton Convention Centre.[1]

Claudja Barry and Ginette Reno were live performers on the ceremony telecast, seen on CBC Television from 9:30pm Eastern Time. Gino Vannelli and Chilliwack provided videotaped performances.

Pierre Trudeau attended the ceremonies, the first time a Canadian Prime Minister did so. He introduced Hank Snow into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.

Cummings and Dan Hill led nominations with four each. In an unusual move, Hill was nominated in the "Composer of the Year" category for "Sometimes When We Touch" for the second time as it had sold more than 75,000 copies after the first award at the 1978 Juno ceremony.[1]

This was the first year when Gordon Lightfoot failed to pick up an award, and Anne Murray was not present to claim her two awards. The CBC television broadcast was seen by an estimated 1,827,000 viewers which was down from the year before.[2]

Contents

  • Nominees and winners 1
    • Female Vocalist of the Year 1.1
    • Male Vocalist of the Year 1.2
    • Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year 1.3
    • Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year 1.4
    • Group of the Year 1.5
    • Most Promising Group of the Year 1.6
    • Composer of the Year 1.7
    • Country Female Vocalist of the Year 1.8
    • Country Male Vocalist of the Year 1.9
    • Country Group or Duo of the Year 1.10
    • Folk Singer of the Year 1.11
    • Instrumental Artist of the Year 1.12
    • Producer of the Year 1.13
    • Recording Engineer of the Year 1.14
    • Canadian Music Hall of Fame 1.15
  • Nominated and winning albums 2
    • Best Selling Album 2.1
    • Best Album Graphics 2.2
    • Best Children's Album 2.3
    • Best Classical Album of the Year 2.4
    • Best Selling International Album 2.5
    • Best Jazz Album 2.6
    • Comedy Album of the Year 2.7
  • Nominated and winning releases 3
    • Best Selling Single 3.1
    • Best Selling International Single 3.2
  • References 4
  • Bibliography 5
  • External links 6

Nominees and winners

Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Gino Vannelli

Other nominees:

Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Claudja Barry

Other nominees:

Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Nick Gilder

Other nominees:

Group of the Year

Winner: Rush

Other nominees:

Most Promising Group of the Year

Winner: Doucette

Other nominees:

Composer of the Year

Winner: Dan Hill (Co-composer with Barry Mann), "Sometimes When We Touch" by Dan Hill

Other nominees:

Country Female Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Carroll Baker

Country Male Vocalist of the Year

Winner: Ronnie Prophet

Country Group or Duo of the Year

Winner: The Good Brothers

Folk Singer of the Year

Winner: Murray McLauchlan

Other nominees:

Instrumental Artist of the Year

Winner: Liona Boyd

Other nominees:

Producer of the Year

Winner: Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli & Ross Vannelli, Brother to Brother by Gino Vannelli

Other nominees:

Recording Engineer of the Year

Winner: Ken Friesen, Let's Keep It That Way by Anne Murray

Other nominees:

Canadian Music Hall of Fame

Winner: Hank Snow

Nominated and winning albums

Best Selling Album

Winner: Dream of a Child, Burton Cummings

Other nominees:

Best Album Graphics

Winner: Alan Gee & Greg Lawson, Madcats by Madcats

Other nominees:

Best Children's Album

Winner: There's a Hippo in My Tub, Anne Murray

Best Classical Album of the Year

Winner: Hindemith; Das Marienleben, Glenn Gould and Roxolana Roslak

Best Selling International Album

Winner: Saturday Night Fever, Bee Gees

Best Jazz Album

Winner: Jazz Canada Montreux 1978, Tommy Banks Big Band with Guest "Big" Miller

Comedy Album of the Year

Winner: The Air Farce Comedy Album, The Air Farce

Nominated and winning releases

Best Selling Single

Winner: "Hot Child in the City", Nick Gilder

Best Selling International Single

Winner: "You're the One That I Want", John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John

References

  1. ^ a b LeBlance (2010), p. 33.
  2. ^ LeBlance (2010), p. 34.
  • McGrath, Paul (22 March 1979). "Junos laid at same old shrines".  
  • Cherry, Zena (24 March 1979). "Gino went shoeless at the Junos".  

Bibliography

  • LeBlanc, Larry. (2010). Music from far and wide: Celebrating 40 years of the Juno Awards. Key Porter Books Limited, Toronto. ISBN 978-1-55470-339-5

External links

  • Juno Awards site
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