Hall of Fame Essay
There never was anybody quite like Willie Dixon.
The first thing you saw when you met him was that huge grin atop the larger-than-life body; his enormous personal warmth, combined with an inexhaustible fund of street-smart music business wisdom and a tireless devotion to promoting awareness of the blues, won him friends and admirers everywhere he went.
So he made me what I am, so far as the basics of my music.
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