William James Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record produ…
William James Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. He was proficient in playing both the upright bass and the guitar, and sang with a distinctive voice, but he is perhaps best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. Next to Muddy Waters, Dixon is recognized as the most influential person in shaping the post–World War II sound of the Chicago blues.
- Lived: Jul 01, 1915 - Jan 29, 1992 (age 76)
- Height: 6' 2"
- Spouse: Marie Booker (m. 1957)
- Member of: The Big Three Trio · The Willie Dixon Orchestra· Willie Dixon & The Big Wheels · Willie Dixon & Memphis Slim · Hubert Sumlin, Willie Dixon & Sunnyland Slim · Rob Wasserman & Willie Dixon
- Movies: The Howlin' Wolf Story – The Secret History of Rock & Roll
- Parents: Daisy Dixon (Mother) · Anderson Bell (Father)
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