Ian Tyson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Songs, Folk, Books, Death

Ian Tyson: Wiki, Bio, Age, Wife, Songs, Folk, Books, Death, Birthday, Birthplace, Children, Education, Sexuality, Albums, Nationality, Net worth: Ian Tyson is famously known as a Canadian singer and songwriter who wrote a lot of modern folk songs, such as “Four Strong Winds” and “Someday Soon”. He always performed with his partner Sylvia Tyson as the famous duo Sylvia and Ian. He has recently appeared in the headlines as he died on 29th December 2022 at the age of 89. Keep reading this article to know more about his life and other personal details.

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Ian Tyson Birthday, Age, Zodiac, Birthplace

Ian was born on 25th September in the year 1933. He was 89 years old when he died of old age on 29th December 2022. He was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, and brought up in Duncan B.C. Born on 25th September his Sun sign or Zodiac sign is Libra.

Ian Tyson Parents, Siblings, Education

Ian Tyson was born to British Immigrants in Victoria. His father was George Tyson but his mother’s name is not known. As a teen, he used to be a rodeo rider and as such was injured severely from falling. It was during that time he started playing guitar and developed a passion for music. He was inspired by Wilf Carter who is also a Canadian Country Artist. Tyson must have finished his schooling at a local high school in Victoria but the name of the institution is not known. He later graduated from the Vancouver School of Art and decided to build a career in music.

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Ian Tyson Career, Music, Band

Ian first got a singing debut in Heidelberg Cafe in Vancouver and his first band was a rock and roll band. However, Victoria was not a good place for him to grow his career. He moved to Toronto and started performing at local clubs as a commercial artist. He first performed with Sylvia Fricker, now Sylvia Tyson in 1959 and then kept performing with her on occasion. They started performing together as Ian and Sylvie at the Village corner. Ian and Sylvia married, and started their own group called “The Great Speckled Bird”. They used to stay in southern Alberta and traveled all over the world together, during which they produced 13 albums of Folk and Country Music.

After getting widespread recognition, Tyson started his own show on CTV called “The Ian Tyson Show” where Sylvia and “The Great Speckled Bird” often appeared. Together with music manager and producer Neil MacGonigill, he released his album “Old Corrals and Sagebrush” which was very well received at that time. In 2005 his song “Four Strong Winds” became chosen as the greatest Canadian Song of all time in the series “50 Tracks: The Canadian Version”. He influenced young Canadian artists like Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Judy Collins who produced their own versions of his song “Four Strong Winds”. Tyson’s song “One Single River” was recorded by Bob Dylan and “The Band” but was never released. He and Sylvia joined together and sang their signature song “Four Strong Winds” at the 50th anniversary of the Mariposa Folk Festival.

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Ian Tyson Injury, Albums

Ian suffered vocal Chord scarring in 2006 due to his performance at a concert in Havelock Country Jamboree, and he also suffered a virus attack before that during a flight to Denver. Sadly, after the injury, his voice quality broke down, and his voice changed to “gravelly”. Even then, he released his album “From Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories” which was critically acclaimed.

Tyson Albums

  • From the Stone House
  • All the Good’Uns (1&2)
  • Ian & Sylvia
  • One Jump Ahead of the Devil
  • Ol’ En
  • Carnero Vaquero
  • Raven Singer
  • Yellowhead to Yellowstone and Other Love Stories
  • Lost Herd
  • Songs from the Gravel Roads
  • I Outgrew the Wagon
  • And Stood there Amazed
  • Eighteen Inches of Rain
  • Old Corrals and Sagebrush and Other Cowboy Culture Classics
  • Live at Longview
  • Cowboyography
  • Ian and Sylvia Four Strong Winds

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Ian Tyson Wife, Children, Affairs

Ian has been married twice. He and Sylvia had been partners for a long time and has been widely known for their duo performances as “Ian and Sylvia”. He and Sylvia had an amicable divorce in 1975. Together they had a son, Clay Dawson Tyson who was also a musical performer but later made a career modeling racing bikes. After his divorce from Sylvia, he went back to his farm in Southern Alberta but continued his music career. He then married Twylla Dvorkin in 1986 and together had a daughter called “Adelita Rose”. However, he was once again divorced in 2008. He once revealed that he and Evinia Pulos are soulmates and have been lovers for 55 years but they couldn’t meet often because she lived in Kelowna, British Columbia.

Ian Tyson Death, Awards, Books

Ian Tyson died on 29th December 2022 at the age of 89 at his ranch in Alberta. According to his manager, he had ongoing health issues and had once suffered a heart attack. He also had open heart surgery in 2015. He was named to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame along with Sylvia in 1989. In October 1994, he became a member of the Order of Canada and received a Governor General’s Performing Arts Award. Ian and Sylvia were inducted into the Mariposa Hall of Fame in 2006.  He was paid tribute with the album “The Gift” in 2007, which consisted of songs by Tyson, sung by famous artists.

He wrote a book after his song “La Primera”, called “La Primera: The Story of Wild Mustangs” and belongs to the Young Adult Fiction genre. Tyson wrote his autobiography “The Long Trail: My life in the West” which describes his life, his cultural ideals, and his fading reality.

Ian Tyson Height, Weight, Nationality, Net Worth

Ian Tyson was 5 feet 6 inches tall which is equivalent to 1.67 meters and 167 centimeters. He weighed 62 Kg or 137 lbs. Tyson had black eyes and Dark brown hair and looked very handsome. He always carried himself with a cowboy outlook. He had Canadian Nationality and a net worth of 5 million dollars.

Here is a full bio of Ian Tyson, his age, birthday, birthplace, zodiac, nationality, ethnicity, religion, caste, address, parents, father, mother, siblings, sister, brother, relationship status, girlfriend, wife, children, career, hobbies, height, weight, body measurements, eye color, hair color, nickname, net worth and more.

Ian Tyson

Ian Tyson Information Table

Name Ian Dawson Tyson
Nickname N/A
Gender Male
Profession Singer, Songwriter
Height (approx.) in centimeters – 167cm

meters – 1.67m

feet inches – 5ft 6in

Weight (approx.) in kilograms – 62kg

in pounds – 137lbs

Figure Measurements Not Available
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Date of Birth 25th September 1933
Age (as of 2022) 89 years
Birth Place Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Libra
Nationality Canadian
Date of Death 29 December 2022
School N/A
College/University Vancouver School of Art
Educational Qualification Graduate
Religion Christianity
Ethnicity Mixed
Caste Not Available
Address Longview, Alberta
Hobbies/Interests Singing, Writing, Horse Training, Travelling
Marital Status Divorced
Affairs/Boyfriends/Girlfriends Evinia Pulos
Sexuality Straight
Parents Father: George Tyson

Mother: N/A

Siblings  N/A
Husband/Wife/Spouse Sylvia Tyson

Twylla Dvorkin

Children Clay Dawson Tyson

Adelita Rose

Net Worth $5 million

Social Media Accounts of the Folk Icon




Lesser Known Facts About The Singer

  • He Sang with his partner, Sylvia, and is famous for their duet songs.
  • John Einarson wrote a book on Sylvia and Ian and their signature song four strong winds. The book is called “Four Strong Winds: Ian & Sylvia”.
  • He had a farm and used to train horses.
  • He had been associated with labels like Stony Plain and A&M.
  • He first used to play with a band called “The Sensational Stripes”.

FAQs on Ian

1)How did he die?

He died of ongoing health issues.

2)When did he die?

He died on 29th December 2022.

3)Was he married to Sylvia?

Yes, they performed together and also married. But later, divorced.

4)What is his most famous song?

His most famous song is “Four Strong Winds”.

5)Is his son also a singer?

Yes, his son initially built a career in music but later moved on and started working on designing bikes.


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