Lyn Dobson helped to introduce the tenor saxophone and flute to British rock. A featured soloist with Georgie Fame And The Blue Flames and Manfred Mann in the 1960s, he went on to make important contributions to albums by Humble Pie, the Locomotive, Roy Russell, Keef Hartley, Nick Drake, John Martyn. Ian Matthews And Southern Comfort and Soft Machine. He released a solo album, Jam Sandwich, in 1974.
Although his early influences ranged from the folk-blues of Sonny Terry and the New Orleans piano playing of Jelly Roll Morton to the sophisticated jazz of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dobson's music became increasingly more diverse, incorporating elements of Baltic, Chinese, Indian and Celtic and modern classical music.
Taking a hiatus from music in the 1980s, Dobson worked in theater, dance, drama and multimedia productions. His recent work has focused on providing music therapy for disabled people. His Sound And Colour Therapy workshops involve healing through harmonic overtones produced on the saxophone.