Jessy Dixon , a singer and songwriter who helped popularize gospel music with his energetic style and who found a wider audience touring and recording with Paul Simon, died on Monday at his home in Chicago. He was His sister, Miriam Dixon, said he had been sick for over a year but declined to provide details. Dixon wrote more than songs in a career that spanned five decades.
Dixon recorded five gold albums and built an international following, especially in Europe. Jessy was 73 years old at the time of death. Dixon died on September 26, at his home in Chicago, aged He was 73 years old. The year-old succumbed to an undisclosed illness, his sister Miriam Dixon told AP.
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Jessy Dixon March 12, — September 26, was an American gospel music singer, songwriter, and pianist, with success among audiences across racial lines. He garnered seven Grammy award nominations during his career. Born in San Antonio, Texas , Dixon sang and played his first song at the age of five. Dixon found himself touring with Simon across the U. Bill and Gloria Gaither invited him to sing at a Homecoming video taping.
I am redeemed, bought with a price, Jesus has changed my whole life. If anybody asks you, just who I am, tell them I am redeemed. Where there is hat, love now abides, where there was confusion, peace now reigns. I'm a child, child of the King, it's all because I am redeemed. He purchased my redemption with His own precious blood, and from sin I've been set free. There's no shackles on me, I'm as free as I can be; because Jesus changed my life.