Songwriter Jesse Winchester, Canadian favorite, dies at 69

Songwriter Jesse Winchester, Canadian favorite, dies at 69

MONTREAL, April 11 (UPI) -- Jesse Winchester, a songwriter who moved to Montreal to escape the U.S. draft in the Vietnam era and became a beloved Canadian artist, died Friday at age 69.
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NHL: Florida 4, Toronto 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Tim Thomas helped Florida break a three-game losing streak with 20 saves Tuesday and the Panthers rolled over Toronto 4-1.

NHL: Florida 5, Detroit 4 (SO)

DETROIT, Jan. 26 (UPI) -- Brad Boyes scored the equalizer on a short-handed goal late in regulation Sunday and Florida went on to post a comeback 5-4 victory over Detroit in a shootout.

NHL: Florida 4, Buffalo 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Ed Jovanovski scored unassisted in Florida's big first period Tuesday and the Panthers went on to outlast Buffalo 4-3.

NHL: Florida 5, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Drew Shore scored twice Monday and the Florida Panthers whipped Pittsburgh 5-1 to snap the Penguins' 13-game home winning streak.

NHL: Florida 2, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Scott Clemmensen stopped 17 shots and came up big during a late two-man advantage for Montreal Sunday in Florida's 2-1 win over the Canadiens.

NHL: Boston 4, Florida 1

BOSTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Brad Marchand touched off a three-goal third period Thursday that lifted Boston to a 4-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Washington 3, Florida 2 (SO)

WASHINGTON, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Nicklas Backstrom scored in regulation and added the decisive goal in a shootout Saturday, lifting the Washington Capitals over Florida 3-2.

NHL: Buffalo 3, Florida 1

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Jhonas Enroth's outstanding 44-save effort Friday gave him his first win of the season and brought Buffalo a 3-1 decision over Florida.

NHL: Boston 3, Florida 2

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Reilly Smith sent a backhander past Tim Thomas with 58.7 seconds left in regulation Thursday, giving the Boston Bruins a 3-2 triumph over Florida.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Ottawa 4 (SO)

NEWARK, N.J., Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique scored the last of New Jersey's three straight shootout goals Thursday, bringing the Devils a 5-4 victory over Ottawa.

NHL: Pittsburgh 2, Ottawa 1

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury stopped all but one of the 43 shots Ottawa sent his way Friday, backstopping Pittsburgh's 2-1 comeback victory over the Senators.

NHL: Ottawa 2, Philadelphia 0

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Brian Elliott made 23 saves Thursday and delivered his first shutout of the season in leading Ottawa to a 2-0 victory over Philadelphia.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Ottawa 2

GLENDALE, Ariz., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- The Phoenix Coyotes beat Ottawa 3-2 on a deciding goal by Petr Prucha for their first win over the Senators since 2002.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Philadelphia 1

OTTAWA, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Alex Auld made 17 saves against the NHL's highest-scoring team Thursday, leading the Ottawa Senators to a 4-1 decision over Philadelphia.
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Jesse Winchester
New York Rangers Michal Rozsival and Jesse Winchester (18) and Ottawa Senators Ryan Shannon fight for a loose puck in the third period at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 14, 2010. The Senators defeated the Rangers 2-0. UPI/John Angelillo

Jesse Winchester is the stage name of musician James Ridout Winchester (born May 17, 1944, in Bossier City, Louisiana)

Winchester was raised in northern Mississippi and the city of Memphis, Tennessee. He attended Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, graduating in 1966. Upon receiving his draft notice the following year, Winchester moved to Montreal, Quebec to avoid military service. He became a Canadian citizen in 1973.

Winchester had begun playing guitar in bands while still a high school student. He also played in Germany during college study abroad and after graduation. Upon arriving in Quebec in 1967, he joined a local band, the Astronautes. At this time, he also began writing songs that he performed as a solo artist in coffee houses throughout eastern Canada. Under the auspices of The Band's Robbie Robertson, Winchester began his recording career in 1970 with his self-titled album, released on the Ampex label.

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