For greater than 50 years, the Star has captured a few of music’s greatest stars on the Junos

Tonight, most of the nation’s brightest stars will collect dwell and in individual for the primary time in three years for the Juno Awards, celebrating one of the best in Canadian music. Hosted by hometown hero and Marvel superhero Simu Liu, the ceremony might be broadcast on CBC from the Budweiser Stage and have performances by Avril Lavigne, Arkells, Snotty Nostril Rez Children and Mustafa, amongst others.

The now glittering honours had modest roots because the Gold Leaf Awards. The primary ceremony was held in 1970 at St. Lawrence Corridor in Toronto, the place there have been no dressing rooms on website. “I used to be working in promotions for High quality Data,” remembers Barry Keane, long-time drummer for a number of Juno winner Gordon Lightfoot. “I drove (singer) Andy Kim round on a whirlwind tour of Toronto radio stations. Once we had been completed, he requested me the place he might change his garments for the present. Since we had been close to my dad and mom’ home, he modified of their bed room and, later that night, went on to win Male Vocalist of the 12 months.”

In 1990, Toronto's Alannah Myles got the nods for Single, Album and Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year.
Rick Moranis, left, and Dave Thomas (a.k.a. Bob and Doug McKenzie) won for Best Comedy Album in 1984 for "Strange Brew."
In 1985, Tina Turner performed "It's Only Love" with Bryan Adams, who won Male Vocalist, Composer and Album of the Year.

The creativity of nominees usually stands out in opposition to the formality of the occasion in enjoyable and thrilling methods. “I used to be psyched to be on the Junos in 1980,” says a number of winner Carole Pope, who provocatively touched herself whereas performing along with her band, Tough Commerce, “as a result of I knew we had been going to shake issues up with the best way we seemed in addition to with our efficiency.”

After Rough Trade did "High School Confidential" at the 1980 ceremony, the Star's Peter Goddard wrote that Carole Pope "out-performed everybody else."
N ominated in five categories in 1985, Corey Hart took home the Single of the Year award for "Never Surrender."
Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau joined host Burton Cummings at the 1979 Junos, where the singer's "Dream of a Child" won for Best Selling Album.
Sensitive singer-songwriter Dan Hill came out on top at the 1978 Junos, winning Male Vocalist, Composer and Album of the Year, and accepting with a shy smile and a brief thank you each time.

Jason Wilson, whose album “The Peacemaker’s Chauffeur” was up for Finest Reggae Recording in 2009, attended the Junos together with his spouse, Alana. “We entered the pre-party surrounded by black night attire and fits,” she says with amusing. “With Jason in his kilt and me in a lavender sari, we actually couldn’t mix into the background.”

Drake and his mom, Sandi Graham, walked the Junos' red carpet at the Air Canada Centre in 2011.
Male Vocalist of the Year winner Leonard Cohen attended the 1993 Junos with Rebecca de Mornay.
Gordon Lightfoot, who has won 18 Junos over his career, received the Canadian Hall of Fame Award at the 1986 ceremony.
Nelly Furtado performed at the 2001 Junos, where she won four of her five nominated categories.

Keane, who himself received a 1977 Juno as a member of the disco band THP Orchestra, says, “Personally, I might take or depart award exhibits. However I do really feel that the Junos specifically assist to honour deserving artists and make clear new Canadian expertise.”

The Toronto Star has had event over the previous 5 many years to {photograph} most of the nice artists which have graced the Junos stage. Listed here are only a few highlights.


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