Ian Dawson Tyson, 25 September 1933, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Ian Tysons father went to Canada in 1906 with dreams of being a cowboy and passed on his aspirations to his son, who worked on a farm, entered amateur rodeos and worked as a lumberjack. He says, Im always grateful for my logging and rodeo days because thats where the songs come from. While recovering from a rodeo injury, Tyson taught himself guitar and then played rockabilly in the chop-suey bars of Vancouver. He says, I couldnt play very well as I only knew A, D and E. Thats when I wrote Summer Wages. In 1959, he met Sylvia Fricker (b. 19 September 1940, Chatham, Ontario, Canada) at the Village Corner, a Toronto club. They formed a folk duo, Ian And Sylvia, and were married in 1964. They moved to Greenwich Village and were signed by Bob Dylans manager, Albert Grossman.
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