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From the CBC archives: Bands battle on CBC's Rock Wars in Winnipeg, 1985

On this day 30 years ago, four bands battled it out at the University of Winnipeg Athletic Centre as part of CBC-TV's Rock Wars.
On Feb. 20, 1985, four bands battled it out at the University of Winnipeg Athletic Centre as part of CBC-TV's Rock Wars. The episode aired on March 1, 1985. 4:58

On this day 30 years ago, four bands battled it out at the University of Winnipeg Athletic Centre as part of CBC-TV's Rock Wars.

Hundreds of Winnipeg music fans packed the athletic centre on Feb. 20, 1985, as crews taped the fifth instalment of Rock Wars, an 18-part series showcasing Canadian music.

The bands that competed that day were:

  • Monuments Galore
  • The Instructions
  • The Rage
  • The Stilettos

The Instructions won the contest with 233 votes, followed by Monuments Galore with 227 votes.

Click on the video player to watch highlights from this episode of Rock Wars from 1985.

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