Gallery: 40 Years of the Juno Awards

by W. Andrew Powell

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The Juno Awards have returned to Toronto for the first time in eleven years, but 2011 marks an even bigger anniversary for the event, which celebrates 40 years of celebrating Canadian music this year.

Organized today by the Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the event was originally called the Gold Leaf Awards and was founded by RPM Magazine. The first official “Juno Awards” took place in 1971 at St. Lawrence Hall after the awards were renamed, and just a few years later CBC started carrying the event on television.

Over the 40-year history, the Juno Awards have paid tribute to hundreds of artists, with countless Canadian and International stars coming out to show their support, including Paul Anka, Leonard Cohen, Bob Dylan, Céline Dion, Coldplay, Michael Bublé, and countless others.

Photo Gallery:

Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" and Andrew Garfield as "Jim Bakker" in the film THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" in the film THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
Andrew Garfield as "Jim Bakker" and Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" in the film THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" and Andrew Garfield as "Jim Bakker" in the film THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. Photo by Daniel McFadden. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved
Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" and Cherry Jones
Jessica Chastain as "Tammy Faye Bakker" and Cherry Jones as "Rachel Grover" in the film THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE. Photo Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2021 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved

Photos courtesy of CARAS.

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