DER KANADISCHE FOLK- UND COUNTRY-SÄNGER UND SONGWRITER IAN TYSON IST GESTORBEN
02.01.2023 Der am 25. September 1933 in Victoria (British Columbia) geborene kanadische Folk- und Country-Sänger und Songwriter Ian Tyson (Bild) ist am 29. Dezember 2022 in Longview (Alberta) gestorben. Zusammen mit seiner ehemaligen Ehefrau Sylvia Fricker bildete er das erfolgreiche Duo Ian & Sylvia, das viele Jahre lang in der Folk-Szene eine führende Rolle spielte. In dieser Zeit schrieb er seinen grössten Hit, "Four Strong Winds", der von zahlreichen berühmten MusikerInnen (darunter Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Judy Collins und Johnny Cash) gecovert wurde.
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Ian Tyson, Canadian folk music icon who penned Four Strong Winds, dead at 89
Tyson began his music career in the late 1950s, first hitchhiking across the country from Vancouver to Toronto and then getting swept up in the city's burgeoning folk movement in the bohemian Yorkville neighbourhood.
That's where he met a kindred spirit named Sylvia Fricker and they began a relationship — onstage and off — eventually leading to their breakthrough second album Four Strong Winds in 1964.
Ian Tyson, Revered Canadian Folk Singer, Dies at 89
A rancher for most of his life, he began his music career as half of the duo Ian and Sylvia and was also celebrated for his commitment to the culture of Canada’s ranch country.
Ian Tyson, half of the folk duo Ian & Sylvia, has died at age 89
Ian Tyson, the Canadian folk singer who wrote the modern standard "Four Strong Winds" as one half of Ian & Sylvia and helped influence such future superstars as Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, died Thursday at age 89.
Ian Tyson, Canadian Folk Great Who Wrote ‘Four Strong Winds,’ Dead at 89
As a member of the influential duo Ian and Sylvia, his songs were later cut by Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Judy Collins, and more.
Ian Tyson, of Renowned ’60s Folk Duo Ian and Sylvia, Dies at 89
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Tyson was a longtime fixture in the Canadian music scene as a legendary folk, Western, and country-rock singer-songwriter. He kickstarted his storied career as one-half of the folk duo Ian & Sylvia in 1959. By 1961, the pair would become a full-fledged folk act, and husband and wife in 1964. The duo would evolve their sound throughout their career, going on to found and front the country-rock group, The Great Speckled Bird, in 1969.
Over a decade together the pair released over a dozen albums, writing and performing hits like Tyson’s “Four Strong Winds” and “Someday Soon,” and Sylvia’s “You Were on My Mind.” Their songs have been covered countless times by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, and Judy Collins. The couple even mentored aspiring Canadian singer Gordon Lightfoot.
Audios / Videos:
IAN & SYLVIA ~ Four Strong Winds ~
Ian and Sylvia - Four Strong Winds (CBC TV 1986)
IAN TYSON: Four Strong Winds (Canadian Classic)
Sun Country - Ian Tyson & Emmylou Harris - 1984
Ian Tyson - Saddle Bronc Girl
Roots music godparents Ian & Sylvia Tyson in Studio Q
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