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Great Speckled Bird was a pioneering country-rock band that originated in Canada in 1969. Ian and Sylvia (Ian Tyson and Sylvia Tyson), a well-known folk duo who rose to popularity in the early sixties, began making records in Nashville around 1968. Ian and Sylvia wanted to form their own band that played in a progressive country style. They formed Great Speckled Bird (there was no "the" in front of it), a group that was part of the country-rock movement that… read more

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  • Avatar for meanmrmustard
    PS, it's weird that Ian and Sylvia isn't a similar artist.
  • Avatar for meanmrmustard
    Yes, but according to Wikipedia, "Americana refers to artifacts of the culture of the United States," and last time I checked Canada wasn't part of the US.
  • Avatar for MickGunz06
    last i checked Canada was still part of North America ;)
  • Avatar for LongTallSally
    Why did someone tag this americana? It's a Canadian band!

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