Death of Jessy Dixon

March 12, 1938 - September 26, 2011
Chicago, Illinois | Age 73

Songwriter, gospel singer dies at 73
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HERBERT G. McCANN, The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73.

Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but declined to provide additional details.

During a more than 50-year career, Dixon wrote songs for several popular singers, including...

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