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Willie Dixon (I) (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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Mulholland Drive Soundtrack
Heat Soundtrack
Mercury Rising Soundtrack


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 2021 The Pratt in the Hat (Short) (music)
 2021 Pick-Off 21 (TV Mini Series) (archival music - 1 episode)
- The Journey (Pilot) (2021) ... (archival music)
 2006 Gnarls Barkley: Gone Daddy Gone (Music Video) (stock music)
 1997 Led Zeppelin: Whole Lotta Love (Music Video)
 1986 The Color of Money (special music participation)
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Songwriter: Wrote "You Can't Judge a Book by Its Cover". See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Portrayal | 1 Pictorial | See more »


6' 2" (1.88 m)


Marie Booker  (5 children)

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[on Sonny Boy Williamson] Sonny Boy Williamson was a beautiful guy, a straight guy . . . [but] he was always raising hell one way or another, so you never could tell if he was drunk or sober. See more »


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



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