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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.
Ed Adamczyk

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UPI Almanac for Friday, July 5, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2012.
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The Band star Levon Helm dead at 71

The Band star Levon Helm dead at 71

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., April 19 (UPI) -- Arkansas-born rock musician and actor Levon Helm died in New York Thursday after a long battle with cancer, his family said on his Web site. He was 71.
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Helm in 'final stages' of cancer battle

Helm in 'final stages' of cancer battle

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., April 17 (UPI) -- Levon Helm's family said on his Web site Tuesday the Arkansas-born rock musician and actor is in the final stages of his battle with cancer.
Mellencamp to be Hall of Fame presenter

Mellencamp to be Hall of Fame presenter

CLEVELAND, March 20 (UPI) -- Chuck D, John Mellencamp, Stevie Van Zandt and Chris Rock are to be presenters at next month's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.
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Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

Blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin dead at 80

WAYNE, N.J., Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Famed blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin has died of heart failure in Wayne, N.J., his agent said. He was 80.

Toronto gala honors Canadian musicians

TORONTO, April 3 (UPI) -- Robbie Robertson, famed guitarist for The Band, was among the people and songs honored at the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame Gala held in Toronto.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, July 5, 2008.
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Crossroads festival DVD coming in November

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill., July 30 (UPI) -- A DVD of Eric Clapton's second Crossroads Guitar Festival, which took place Saturday in suburban Chicago, will be released Nov. 6.

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UPI almanac for Thursday, July 5, 2007.

Canada doles out arts awards in Montreal

MONTREAL, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- "Saturday Night Live" creator Lorne Michaels and Robbie Robertson of The Band were honored with Governor General's performing arts awards Tuesday in Montreal.

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Today is Wednesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2006 with 179 to follow.
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The weekly UPI Almanac package for July 3-9, 2006.
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The Band remembered in new box set

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The Band's Robbie Robertson says the new box set of the group's music is a compilation that does Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees justice.

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Today is Tuesday, July 5, the 186th day of 2005 with 179 to follow.
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Sarah McLachlan goes 'Into the West'

ATLANTA, May 24 (UPI) -- Singer Sarah McLachlan has re-recorded her song "World on Fire" as a duet with Robbie Robertson to promote the upcoming TNT mini-series, "Into the West."

Winners at 47th Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Here is a list of winners at the 47th Grammy Awards, which were presented Sunday in Los Angeles:

The Almanac

The UPI Almanac for Monday, July 5, 2004.
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Today is Saturday, July 5, the 186th day of 2003 with 179 to follow.
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Country Music News

Townes Van Zandt born in Fort Worth, Texas, 1944. Jack Anglin of Johnnie & Jack killed in auto crash enroute to Patsy Cline's memorial service, 1963.
DICK KELSEY, United Press International

Feature: Rita Coolidge, cabaret singer

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Rita Coolidge, who roared into pop music touring with Joe Cocker in the '70s, is taking on a new challenge -- as a cabaret singer at New York's Café Carlyle.
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter
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