Juno Awards of 1982
The Juno Awards of 1982, representing Canadian music industry achievements of the previous year, were awarded on 14 April 1982 in Toronto at a ceremony hosted by Burton Cummings at the Harbour Castle Hilton Convention Centre in the Grand Metropolitan Ballroom.
|Juno Awards of 1982|
|Date||14 April 1982|
|Venue||Harbour Castle Hilton, Toronto, Ontario|
|Hosted by||Burton Cummings|
The biggest winner this year was Loverboy with a record six awards in various categories including Group, Album and Single of the Year. To date this record number of wins in a single Juno year still stands.
The original plan for the 1982 ceremonies was to have David Steinberg in Toronto, while Burton Cummings would co-host the broadcast live from the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver, British Columbia. Juno organisers CARAS cancelled that plan on 15 February citing fears of "fragmentation" of the ceremonies with a dual city hosting approach. This resulted in some talk of hosting the Junos in Vancouver for 1983 but this would not be accomplished until 1991.
CARAS scheduled a music industry conference with guest speakers author Alvin Toffler and producer Bob Ezrin prior to the Juno awards event in an attempt to expand on the occasion. This was cancelled due to lack of advance registrations but this situation did not affect plans for the Juno ceremonies themselves.
Tickets to the ceremonies were priced at $115 for people who were not members of Juno organisers CARAS, and $85 for members. All tickets to the ceremonies were reportedly sold.
Performers during the show included Rough Trade, Liona Boyd, Ronnie Hawkins and B.B. Gabor. The comedic duo of Bob and Doug McKenzie presented the awards for "Most Promising Male Vocalist", "Most Promising Female Vocalist" and "Group of the Year".
When Eddie Schwartz went to the podium to give his acceptance speech for the "Most Promising Male Vocalist" award he took a big drink of beer on live TV. Afterwards two Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers approached Schwartz and reprimanded him, telling him that was illegal before finally releasing him back into the show.
A clean cut Neil Young dressed in a tuxedo accepted his "Canadian Music Hall of Fame" award with a very short speech acknowledging his family and that he was "proud to be a Canadian". He would expand on his thoughts on the award and the current state of the Canadian music scene in a post-Juno Awards show broadcast on CBC following the main ceremonies.
The Juno Awards television broadcast on CBC set a new record with an estimated 2,170,000 viewers.
Nominees and winnersEdit
Most nominations were announced 28 February 1982, with certain nominations in classical, jazz and album graphics categories announced 12 March 1982.
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Bruce Cockburn
Winner: Shari Ulrich
Winner: Eddie Schwartz
- Bill Henderson and Brian MacLeod, "My Girl" by Chilliwack
- Jack Lavin "Thirsty Ears" by Powder Blues Band
- Baron Longfellow, "Amour" (Longfellow was a pseudonym of Andy Kim)
- Kevan Staples and Carole Pope, "High School Confidential" by Carole Pope
Winner: Anne Murray
Winner: Ronnie Hawkins
Winner: The Good Brothers
Winner: Bruce Cockburn
Winner: Liona Boyd
- Kerry Crawford / Jon Goldsmith, "Take Off" by Bob & Doug McKenzie
- Fred Mollin, "Only The Lucky" and "Lodi" by Ronnie Hawkins
- Eddie Schwartz / David Tyson, "All Our Tomorrows" and "Tonight" by Eddie Schwartz
- Ian Thomas, "Hold On" and "Stringing a Line" by Ian Thomas
- Gary Gray, "Attitude" and "For Those Who Think Young" by Carole Pope and Rough Trade
- Bob Rock and Keith Stein, "When It's Over" and "It's Your Life" by Loverboy
- David Greene, "Battlescar" and "Blue River Liquor Shine" by Max Webster
- Paul Northfield, "Tom Sawyer" and "Red Barchetta" by Rush
- Hayward Parrott, "Plaisir d'Amour" and "Prelude to Romance" by Frank Mills
Winner: Neil Young
Nominated and winning albumsEdit
- Exit...Stage Left, Rush
- The Great White North, Bob and Doug McKenzie
- Moving Pictures, Rush
- The Nature of the Beast, April Wine
- Dave Buck, Footloose (self-titled)
- Richard Desmarais, Butler
- Dean Motter, But I'm Just a Kid (self-titled, featuring Mark Domenico, Larry Lacy and Ricky Yorke)
- Hugh Syme and Deborah Samuel, Exit...Stage Left by Rush
- Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Camping in Canada (various artists)
- The Cats - Getting Ready for Christmas, The Children's Hour Production Orchestra
- Listen to the Children, Bob Schneider
- The Polka Dot Pony, Fred Penner
- Mozart's Serenade for 12 Winds and Double Bass, Toronto Chamber Winds
- Rodrigo's Concerto de Aranjuez and Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre, Orchestre symphonique de Montreal, Charles Dutoit - Conductor
- Rossini-Respighi's La Boutique Fantastique, Toronto Symphony Orchestra
- York Winds (woodwind quintets), York Winds
- Crimes of Passion, Pat Benatar
- Guilty, Barbra Streisand
- Hi Infidelity, REO Speedwagon
- Stars on Long Play, Stars on 45
- Au Privave, Wray Downes and Dave Young
- Clear Vision, Joe Sealy
- Jump Street, Peter Leitch
- Live in Digital, Rob McConnell and the Boss Brass
Nominated and winning releasesEdit
Best Selling SingleEdit
- "Amour" by Baron Longfellow
- "High School Confidential" by Rough Trade
- "My Girl" by Chilliwack
- "Thirsty Ears" by Powder Blues
- Krewen (2010), p. 48.
- Krewen (2010), p. 51.
- Krewen (2010), p. 52.
- Krewen (2010), p. 43.
- "Briefly: Co-hosts named for Juno awards". The Globe and Mail. 29 January 1982. p. 15.
- "Briefly: Juno show only in Toronto". The Globe and Mail. 16 February 1982. p. 15.
- Lacey, Liam (2 March 1982). "McKenzies vs. Rush for best album Juno". The Globe and Mail. p. 15.
- "Briefly: Recording artists opposed to Junos". The Globe and Mail. 11 March 1982. pp. E5.
- "Backstage: Final nominees for Juno awards". The Globe and Mail. 13 March 1982. pp. E9.
- "Backstage: Slow ticket sales torpedo conference". The Globe and Mail. 27 March 1982. pp. E7.
- Cherry, Zena (14 April 1982). "Junos to top off good year for recording artists". The Globe and Mail. p. 13.
- Lacey, Liam (15 April 1982). "Anne Murray, Bruce Cockburn top vocalists / Loverboy sweeps major Junos". The Globe and Mail. pp. E5.