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Birth Name: Ian Dawson Tyson
Born: 1933/09/25
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years Active: 1959-Present
Genres: Country, Folk, Country Rock

Ian Tyson CM, AOE (born September 25, 1933) is a Canadian singer-songwriter. He was also one half of the duo Ian & Sylvia. A rodeo rider in his late teens and early 20s, he took up the guitar while recovering from an injury he sustained in a fall. He made his singing debut at the Heidelberg Café in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1956, playing with a rock and roll band, “The Sensational Stripes.” After graduation from the Vancouver School of Art in 1958, Tyson moved to Toronto, Ontario where he commenced a job as a commercial artist. There he performed in local clubs and in 1959 began to sing on occasion with Sylvia Fricker. By early 1959 Tyson and Fricker were performing part-time at t... Continue Bio >>

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