Kurt Winter (April 2, 1946 - December 14, 1997) was a Canadian guitarist and songwriter, best known as a member of The Guess Who.
After starting his career with Winnipeg bands The Fifth, Gettysbyrg Address, and Brother, Winter joined The Guess Who in May 1970, along with co-guitarist Greg Leskiw, replacing Randy Bachman. Winter wrote the hit singles "Bus Rider" and "Hand Me Down World" and co-wrote several songs with group leader Burton Cummings, including the hits "Hang on to Your Life", "Rain Dance", and "Runnin' Back to Saskatoon" and also co-wrote "Clap for the Wolfman" with Cummings and Bill Wallace. He left The Guess Who in June 1974 and was replaced by ex-James Gang member Domenic Troiano.
After leaving The Guess Who, Winter ran businesses - including a mattress and bedding store - located in Toronto. Winter later regrouped with an incarnation of the band under the leadership of bassist Jim Kale from 1977-1978. Suffering health problems, Winter died of kidney failure aged 51 on December 14, 1997. Winter's Guess Who band mate Burton Cummings memorialized him with "Kurt's Song" on his 2008 album, Above the Ground.