They only recorded together for a decade, but the music of Ian & Sylvia made an immense impact on the Canadian folk, rock and country scenes.
Born in Chatham, Ontario, in 1940, Sylvia Fricker left her hometown in 1959 to pursue a music career in Toronto after graduating high school. It was there that she met her future musical partner (and husband) Ian Tyson, a BC native who originally wanted to be a rodeo cowboy. The duo started performing together full-time in 1961, moved to New York in 1962, and married in 1964.
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