100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon July 1, 1915, one of the world's most prolific songwriters was born. 100 years later we celebrate this man in grand style. Be there to be a part of it!

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Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation
05/30/2020

Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation

05/11/2020
The famous Chicago writer Studs Terkel interviews the Mastermind of Chicago Blues Willie Dixon.
07/02/2019

The famous Chicago writer Studs Terkel interviews the Mastermind of Chicago Blues Willie Dixon.

104 years ago today, Chicago blues legend Willie Dixon was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Hear him and Koko Taylor discuss the blues with Studs Terkel in 1982. https://bit.ly/2sUy9pG

100 years of Willie Dixon
06/25/2019

100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo
06/25/2019

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo

Join us to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Rolling Stones at Chess and support the Blues Heaven Foundation's Studi...
05/10/2019

Join us to celebrate the 55th anniversary of the Rolling Stones at Chess and support the Blues Heaven Foundation's Studio Restoration project!!

OPENING
June 5th at 6 PM
2120 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago
Admission of $15 supports the
Blues Heaven Foundation
More information at BluesHeaven.com

Studs Terkel Radio Archive
02/02/2019

Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Willie Dixon passed away on this day in 1992. He and fellow blues legend Koko Taylor talked to Studs in 1982 about the blues and their work together. https://bit.ly/2sUy9pG

100 years of Willie Dixon
11/28/2018

100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon
10/02/2018

100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo
10/02/2018

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo

Blues Heaven in Summer. 2120 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.
07/29/2018

Blues Heaven in Summer. 2120 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago.

Amplified: Chicago Blues
04/19/2018
Amplified: Chicago Blues

Amplified: Chicago Blues

Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Brother Montgomery and more!

100 years of Willie Dixon
04/05/2018

100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo
04/05/2018

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo

Blues & Rock Photographer Kirk West Exhibit at Blues HeavenSaturday, February 10th, 4-8 p.m.Sunday, February 11th, 12-4 ...
01/08/2018

Blues & Rock Photographer Kirk West Exhibit at Blues Heaven
Saturday, February 10th, 4-8 p.m.
Sunday, February 11th, 12-4 p.m.
Special Guest John Primer
Saturday, February 11th

2120 South Michigan Avenue Chicago

Willie Dixon, 1989, in front of the former Chess Records at 4750 So. Cottage Grove, Chicago.
09/13/2017

Willie Dixon, 1989, in front of the former Chess Records at 4750 So. Cottage Grove, Chicago.

Two years ago Willie Dixon was honored at the Chicago Blues Festival. Two years from now, we will host our 50th annivers...
06/01/2017

Two years ago Willie Dixon was honored at the Chicago Blues Festival. Two years from now, we will host our 50th anniversary of the Chicago Blues Festival which was co-founded by our own Willie Dixon.

Timeline Photos
01/15/2017

Timeline Photos

Jackie and Alex Dixon, on behalf of the Dixon family, have announced the passing of their dear mother, Marie Dixon, afte...
11/20/2016

Jackie and Alex Dixon, on behalf of the Dixon family, have announced the passing of their dear mother, Marie Dixon, after a long illness. Marie Dixon, widow of famed bluesmaster Willie Dixon, founder of The Blues Heaven Foundation, and much respected champion for the music and the musicians, made her transition this morning, November 20, surrounded by family and friends. Arrangements are pending and will be shared as they are finalized.

09/08/2016
Willie Dixon - Walking The Blues

"Man, is it hot today!!"

Here is Willie Dixon singing one of his own songs, "Walking The Blues" from "The Chess Box". It is filled with recordings of Dixon's songs sung by other arti...

08/13/2016
Chuck Berry Inducts Willie Dixon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A very touching video of Chuck Berry talking affectionately about Willie Dixon... He is joined on stage at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame by Willie's wife, Mrs. Marie Dixon, and Willie's daughter, Shirli Dixon-Nelson. Willie's last request was that his Blues Heaven Foundation's work be continued. Let's all to continue to focus on the blues, and take care of the roots or else there will be no fruits.

Chuck Berry inducts Willie Dixon into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994, and Dixon's family accepts the award on his behalf.

In Celebration of Buddy's 80th Birthday, we are pleased to present photographer Bradley Cook and "The Art of Buddy Guy" ...
07/27/2016

In Celebration of Buddy's 80th Birthday, we are pleased to present photographer Bradley Cook and "The Art of Buddy Guy" in The Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation Gallery, home of the Legendary Chess Records Label and Studio!
The exhibit is a limited engagement showcasing Bradley Cook's talent and beautiful photos of Buddy Guy.
Congratulations Bradley and Happy Birthday Buddy!

100 years of Willie Dixon
07/02/2016

100 years of Willie Dixon

100 years of Willie Dixon
06/18/2016

100 years of Willie Dixon

Wille Dixon Tribute Chicago Blues Fest 2015.
06/08/2016

Wille Dixon Tribute Chicago Blues Fest 2015.

1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland...
05/13/2016

1964 AFBF ensemble (The British Tour): Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Sleepy John Estes, Sonny Boy Williamson II, Sunnyland Slim, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Hubert Sumlin
source: Les Génies du Blues, Volume 2.- Paris (Editions Atlas) 1992, p. 2; photographer: Jean-Pierre Leloir. Thanks to www.aupaysdublues.com

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo
04/17/2016

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo

"Blues Heaven, where can this place be? Blues Heaven must be mighty sweet. Did you ever think of a Blues Heaven? And the...
03/25/2016

"Blues Heaven, where can this place be?
Blues Heaven must be mighty sweet.
Did you ever think of a Blues Heaven?
And the many sights you can see?
Where the people who always sang the blues
Could sing still eter-ni-ty?"

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo
03/25/2016

100 years of Willie Dixon's cover photo

A photo of 22nd Street looking west from Michigan Avenue in 1914. This is the closest big intersection to Willie Dixon's...
03/25/2016

A photo of 22nd Street looking west from Michigan Avenue in 1914. This is the closest big intersection to Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation, the old Chess Records, at 2120 S. Michigan Avenue.

Great photo from the collection of Pete Welding.
02/07/2016

Great photo from the collection of Pete Welding.

01/15/2016
Willie Dixon / Blues Factory Studio Rehearsal (1982)

This is a great video showing Willie Dixon's Blues Factoy, seventy seven hundred on Racine Ave. And Freddie Dixon, Billy Branch, John Watkins, and Jimmy Tillman all played at the Willie Dixon centennial at the Chicago Blues Festival last June.

Film 「The Facts of Life」 1982 Billy Branch ha, Lafayette Leak p, Lacy Gibson gu, John Watkins gu, Freddie Dixon ba, Jimmy Tillman dr

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