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Died On This Date (January 29, 1992) Willie Dixon / Blues Giant

Posted by themusicsover on January 29, 2010

Willie Dixon
July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992

willie-dixonWillie Dixon is best remembered as one of the few main architects of the Chicago blues sound.  As a singer, bassist and prolific songwriter, Dixon was one of themost influential figures of the era.  He was also considered one of the key bridges between blues and rock ‘n roll.  Dixon wrote such blues staples as “Little Red Rooster,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and “I Ain’t Superstitious” and has been covered by the likes of Led Zeppelin, Cream, the Faces, Bob Dylan, Queen, the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones.    In later years, Dixon worked to secure royalties and copyrights for blues artists who had been exploited int the past.  He suffered from diabetes for many years and succumbed to heart failure at the age of 76.

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