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Episode 31 - Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia)

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In March of 2016, I'll be releasing a weekly podcast that delves into the lives, careers and studio experiences of musicians, music producers, and even a few music biz-types who have been involved in excellent music. Some will be artists you recognize, others will be the musicians behind the scenes you may not be aware of, but each one has a great story to tell and brings a perspective to great music that will be of interest to music fans of all kinds. Stay tuned here and subscribe if you'd like to hear each episode as it gets released starting in March!

Episode 31 - Sylvia Tyson (Ian and Sylvia)

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My guest this week is singer and songwriting legend Sylvia Tyson. Tyson started performing professionally in 1959 as one-half of the internationally acclaimed folk duo, Ian and Sylvia. She wrote her first song, which turned out to be one of her most successful ever! “You Were On My Mind” was a hit for Ian and Sylvia in 1962, and three years later it reached number 3 on the Billboard chart for a group called We Five. Through the sixties and early seventies, Ian and Sylvia produced thirteen popular albums and toured extensively in North America and Europe, sharing their manager, Albert Grossman, with such luminaries as Bob Dylan, Peter Paul and Mary, The Band, and Janis Joplin. The duo went their separate ways in 1977, and Sylvia went on to have an extensive solo career. Enjoy my conversation with Sylvia Tyson, and please subscribe to the podcast for free on iTunes!