Junos

5 amazing Juno Awards moments from the '80s

Watch classic Juno clips featuring k.d. lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and others.

Watch classic Juno clips featuring k.d. lang, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and others

At the 1985 Juno Awards, k.d. lang won the award for most promising female vocalist — and accepted it wearing a wedding dress. (CBC)

We've been having fun over the past month dipping into the Juno Awards' video archives.

A lot of history has been packed into the Junos' 47-year celebration of Canadian music: the talent, the innovation and personalities — not to mention the hair

Below, five clips you need to see from the 1980s Junos vault.


1. A surprise appearance by Bob Dylan

Gordon Lightfoot was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 1986 Juno Awards. Making an unannounced appearance, Bob Dylan introduced Lightfoot to the crowd.   

Bob Dylan makes an appearance at the 1986 Juno Awards to induct Gordon Lightfoot into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. 3:04

2. Anne Murray accepts her 28th Juno Award

In 1986, while accepting the award (her 28th!) for country female vocalist of the year, Anne Murray joked about not knowing about the Junos.

Anne Murray accepts the award for Country Female Vocalist of the Year at the 1986 Juno Awards. 0:59

3. Comic interlude with Andrea Martin

At the 1984 Juno Awards, comedian Andrea Martin gave a hilarious tutorial on losing gracefully.

Comedian Andrea Martin walks us through the three steps of losing gracefully at the 1984 Juno Awards. 1:40

4. Iconic k.d. lang moment

In 1985, k.d. lang won her first of 20 Juno Awards. She accepted her trophy for most promising female vocalist of the year wearing a wedding dress.

k.d. lang accepts her 1985 Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist while wearing a wedding dress. 1:14

5. 'Makes me feel like 'Boom Boom' Geoffrion'

When Joni Mitchell was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 1981 Junos, she compared herself to a hockey legend.

Joni Mitchell is inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame during the 1981 Juno Awards ceremony. 1:13

Wherever you are in the world, you can watch the 2018 Juno Awards live from the Rogers Centre in Vancouver on March 25 at cbcmusic.ca/junos.

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