Ian Tyson was a Canadian singer-songwriter who wrote a significant number of modern folk songs, including “Four Strong Winds” and “Someday Soon”, and performed with partner Sylvia Tyson as the duo Ian & Sylvia.
Tyson was born to British immigrants in Victoria, and grew up in Duncan B.C. A rodeo rider in his late teens and early twenties, he took up the guitar while recovering from an injury he sustained in a fall.
Tyson was married twice. Both marriages ended in divorce.
Ian Tyson First Wife: Who is Sylvia Fricker?
Sylvia Fricker is the first wife of Ian Tyson. Sylvia Tyson is a Canadian musician, performer, singer-songwriter, and broadcaster.
She is best known as part of the folk duo Ian and Sylvia, with Ian Tyson. Since 1993, she has been a member of the all-female folk group Quartette.
Fricker married Ian Tyson on 26 June 1964. During their years together they recorded 13 albums. Tyson plays actual left-handed guitars, rather than restringing right-handed instruments.