Gospel singer who collaborated with Paul Simon for eight years and who was nominated for seven Grammy Awards.
Dixon sang at taping sessions of Gaither Homecoming. He went on to be invited to sing at the Newport Jazz Festival in 1972.
He wrote songs for artists like Diana Ross and Cher.
He was born in San Antonio, Texas and moved with his family to Chicago at an early age.
His work has been celebrated by artists like Bette Midler.