Willie Dixon

Born: 
07/01/1915
City: 
Vicksburg
Region: 
Mississippi
Country: 
USA
Died: 
01/29/1992
Years Active: 
1930's-1990's
Instruments: 
Bass, Guitar, Vocals
Former Members: 

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William James "Willie" Dixon was an American blues musician, vocalist, songwriter, arranger and record producer. A Grammy Award winner who was proficient on both the Upright bass and the guitar, as well as his own singing voice, Dixon is arguably best known as one of the most prolific songwriters of his time. Dixon is recognized as one of the founders of the Chicago blues sound. A man of considerable stature, at 6 and a half feet and weighing over 250 pounds, he took up boxing; he was so successful that he won the Illinois State Golden Gloves Heavyweight Championship (Novice Division) in 1937. Dixon turned professional as a boxer and worked briefly as Joe Louis' sparring partner.

Discography

Released: 1954
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Released: 1994

Concerts

Event Datesort descending Venue City Region Country
Willie Dixon 06/28/1973 Mink & Martini Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 06/29/1973 Mink & Martini Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 06/30/1973 Mink & Martini Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 07/01/1973 Mink & Martini Lounge Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 11/14/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 11/15/1973 Primo Showbar Ann Arbor Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/14/1974 The Brewery Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 10/23/1974 Rainbow Room Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 10/24/1974 Rainbow Room Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 10/25/1974 Rainbow Room Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/27/1975 The Stables East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/28/1975 The Stables East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/29/1975 The Stables East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/30/1975 The Stables East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 01/31/1975 The Stables East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 04/03/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 04/04/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 07/17/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 07/18/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 11/27/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 11/28/1981 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA
3rd Annual East Lansing Blues & Jazz Festival 04/30/1982 MSU Erickson Kiva East Lansing Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 06/17/1983 Rick's (AA) Ann Arbor Michigan USA
1983 Detroit Blues Festival 06/18/1983 Michigan State Fairgrounds Detroit Michigan USA
Willie Dixon 11/11/1983 Soup Kitchen Detroit Michigan USA

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