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In 1972, Dixon and his band performed at Radio City Music Hall where they did four encores. Songwriter Paul Simon was sitting in the audience and was so impressed that he invited Dixon to sing on 'Saturday Night Live' as well as join him on a world tour.
The late gospel singer brought Christian music into the homes of both secular and religious people through his joyous approach to song. As a young man, he moved from San Antonio to Chicago, where he was trained as a classical pianist in the gospel tradition.
Dixon released 18 albums over the course of his career, with five of them going gold thanks to the strength of his powerful, raspy voice. His hit songs include 'The Wicked Shall Cease Their Troubling' and 'I Am Redeemed,' the latter of which was a fixture on gospel charts for five years.
He is survived by his sister, Miriam, who told the Times, "What you saw onstage was what he was. He was for real. He loved the Lord."