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Willie Dixon (1915–1992)

Blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1915. His mother was a devoutly religious person who spent much of her time writing religious poems, which gave the young Willie exposure to rhyming and meter. At a young age he sang with a gospel group called the Union Jubilee Singers, who had a show on radio station WQBC in ... See full bio »

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 2014 Strictly Come Dancing (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 2 (2014) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2013 The Wolf of Wall Street (writer: "Spoonful", "Pretty Thing")
 2013 Grudge Match (writer: "I'm Ready")
 2013 Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (writer: "My Babe")
 2010-2013 The Marty Stuart Show (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- The Tennessee Mafia Jug Band (2013) ... (writer: "You Can't Judge a Book by Looking at the Cover" - uncredited)
- Dale Jett & Hello Stranger (2010) ... (writer: "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover")
 2013 Dancing with the Stars (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Week 4: Best Year's of Our Lives (2013) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2013 The Last Stand (writer: "I Ain't Superstitious")
 2012 Bank Roll (writer: "Backdoor Man")
 2012 Not Fade Away (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2012/II The Bay (writer: "Spoonful")
 2012 Stand Up Guys (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 2012 B.B. King: The Life of Riley (Documentary) (writer: "Little Reds Rooster")
 2012 Fringe (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Enemy of My Enemy (2012) ... (writer: "Spoonful" - uncredited)
 2011 Metal Evolution (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Early Metal UK (2011) ... (writer: "Spoonful")
 2011 The Celebrity Apprentice Australia (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- All Fired Up 2 (2011) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2011 Cry Baby: The Pedal that Rocks the World (Video documentary) (writer: "I Ain't Superstitious")
 2011 The Roaring 20s: Mick Jagger's Glory Years (Video documentary) (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man", "Little Red Rooster")
 2010 RED (writer: "I Want to be Loved")
 2010 Going the Distance (writer: "I Want To Be Loved")
 2010 Love Ranch (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2010 True Blood (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- It Hurts Me Too (2010) ... (writer: "Spoonful" - uncredited)
 2010 Frankie & Alice (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2010 Casino Jack and the United States of Money (Documentary) (writer: "BACK DOOR MAN", "SPOONFUL")
 2009 Halloween II (writer: "I Just Want To Make Love To You")
 2008-2009 De wereld draait door (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #4.131 (2009) ... (writer: "Little red rooster" - uncredited)
- Episode #4.43 (2008) ... (writer: "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover" - uncredited)
 2009 Dancing on Ice (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #4.15 (2009) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2009 Big River Man (Documentary) (writer: "Little Red Rooster")
 2008 Cadillac Records (writer: "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man", "My Babe")
 2008 It Might Get Loud (Documentary) (writer: "Whole Lotta Love")
 2008 Religulous (Documentary) (writer: "I Ain't Superstitious")
 2008 Vito Power (Short) (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You" - uncredited)
 2007 Chuck (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Chuck Versus the Wookiee (2007) ... (writer: "Gone Daddy Gone" - uncredited)
 2007 Amazing Journey: The Story of The Who (Documentary) (writer: "Spoonful")
 2007 Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Viña 2007: Noche 2 (2007) ... (writer: "200 Pounds of Heavenly Joy" - uncredited)
 2006 Grey's Anatomy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Time Has Come Today (2006) ... (writer: "Gone Daddy Gone")
 2006 Bobby (writer: "Spoonful")
 2006 The Black Crowes: Freak 'N' Roll... Into the Fog (Video documentary) (writer: "Mellow Down Easy")
 2006 Parashat Ha-Shavua (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- VaYeshev (2006) ... (writer: "Bring It On Home")
 2006 The Darwin Awards (writer: "Gone Daddy Gone/I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2005 Great Performances (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cream Reunion Concert (2005) ... (writer: "Spoonful")
 2005 Stoned (writer: "Little red rooster")
 2005 Shadowboxer (writer: "I Don't Care Who Knows")
 2005 Proof (writer: "I'm Ready" (1954))
 2005 The Devil's Rejects (writer: "I Can't Quit You Baby")
 2005 Lords of Dogtown (writer: "I Just Wanna Make Love to You")
 2005 The Jeff Healey Band: Live at Montreux 1999 (Video documentary) (writer: "Third Degree", "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 2005 Elvis Costello and the Imposters: Live in Memphis (Video documentary) (writer: "Hidden Charms")
 2004 Coming-out (Short) ("I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2004 Against the Ropes ("Wang Dang Doodle")
 2004 The Girl Next Door (writer: "HOOTCHIE COOTCHIE MAN")
 2003 Secondhand Lions (writer: "Help Me")
 2003 How to Deal (writer: "Hidden Charms")
 2003 Led Zeppelin DVD (Video documentary) (writer: "I Can't Quit You Baby")
 2003 Daredevil (performer: "Top o' the Morning to Ya") / (writer: "Top o' the Morning to Ya")
 2003 Estradilla: Agents & Elvis (TV Movie) (writer: "My Babe")
 2002 Eric Clapton: One More Car, One More Rider - Live on Tour 2001 (Video documentary) (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 2002 Un paso adelante (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Volver al armario (2002) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2002 Sex with Strangers (Documentary) (writer: "I Just Want To Make Love To You")
 2002 Run Ronnie Run (writer: "I Just Want To Make Love To You")
 2001 Mulholland Drive (writer: "Bring It On Home")
 2001 Joe Dirt (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You")
 2000 Big Momma's House (writer: "Wang Dang Doodle")
 2000 The Linda McCartney Story (TV Movie) (writer: "Back Door")
 1999 Eric Clapton & Friends in Concert: A Benefit for the Crossroads Centre at Antigua (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1999 Three to Tango (writer: "Violent Love")
 1998 Listening to You: The Who at the Isle of Wight 1970 (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Medley: Shakin' All Over / Spoonful / Twist And Shout")
 1998 Another Day in Paradise (performer: "Nervous") / (writer: "Nervous")
 1998 Mercury Rising (writer: "Evil (Is Going On)")
 1997 Playing God (performer: "If the Sea Was Whiskey") / (writer: "If the Sea Was Whiskey")
 1997 Flipping (writer: "I MAKE LOVE")
 1997 Eric Clapton: Live in Hyde Park (TV Movie documentary) (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1996 2 Days in the Valley (writer: "You'll Be Mine")
 1996 Heaven's Prisoners (writer: "Good Moanin' Blues")
 1995 Heat (writer: "Top O' The Morning To Ya")
 1995 Casino (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man", "I Ain't Superstitious")
 1995 Destiny Turns on the Radio (writer: "The seventh son")
 1994 Foreign Student (writer: "Evil")
 1994 Cops and Robbersons (writer: "You Can't Judge a Book By the Cover")
 1993 Bluesland: A Portrait in American Music (Documentary) (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love to You", "I Ain't Superstitious", "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1993 Dazed and Confused (writer: "I Just Want To Make Love To You")
 1992 The Allman Brothers Band: Live at Great Woods (Video documentary) (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1991 Rush (writer: "Wang Dang Doodle", "Don't Know Which Way To Go")
 1991 The Doctor (performer: "Everything's Got a Time") / (writer: "Everything's Got a Time")
 1991 Flirting (writer: "I Just Wanna Make Love to You")
 1991 The Doors (writer: "Back Door Man")
 1989 The Delinquents (writer: "My Babe")
 1989 Road House (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1989 The Wonder Years (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Walk Out (1989) ... (writer: "Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1987 The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl (Video documentary) (writer: "Back Door Man")
 1987 Adventures in Babysitting (lyrics: "Evil (Is Going On)") / (music: "Evil (Is Going On)")
 1987 La Bamba (producer: "Who Do You Love")
 1986 Soul Man ("Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1986 The Color of Money (performer: "Don't Tell Me Nothin'") / (writer: "Don't Tell Me Nothin'")
 1983 Get Crazy (writer: "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man")
 1983 Heart Like a Wheel (writer: "Built for Comfort")
 1981 Grateful Dead: Dead Ahead (Video) ("Little Red Rooster")
 1974 Cry Rape (writer: "I Ain't Superstitious" - uncredited)
 1974 Rock Concert (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.12 (1974) ... (writer: "My Babe")
- Episode #1.11 (1974) ... (writer: "I Just Want to Make Love To You")
 1970 The Coming Thing (writer: "I Ain't Superstitious", "Back Door Man" - uncredited)
 1970 Homer (writer: "Spoonful")
 1968 Handicap (Short) (writer: "Back Door Man")
 1964-1966 Shindig! (TV Series) (writer - 7 episodes)
- Episode #2.33 (1966) ... (writer: "My Babe")
- Episode #1.49 (1965) ... (writer: "You Can't Judge a Book by It's Cover")
- Episode #1.47 (1965) ... (writer: "(I'm Your) Hoochie Coochie Man")
- Episode #1.45 (1965) ... (writer: "Seventh Son")
- Episode #1.44 (1965) ... (writer: "Seventh Son", "Nervous")
 1965 Hollywood a Go Go (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.38 (1965) ... (writer: "Seventh Son")
- Episode #1.31 (1965) ... (writer: "Seventh Son")
 1965 It's What's Happening, Baby! (TV Movie) (writer: "Seventh Son")
 1965 The Ed Sullivan Show (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #18.31 (1965) ... (writer: "Little Red Rooster")
 1961 New American Bandstand 1965 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode dated 27 November 1961 (1961) ... (writer: "It Do Me So Good")
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CD: "Willie Dixon and His Chicago Blues Band" (Spivey). See more »

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Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994 (under the category Early Influence).



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