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.
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.