Dixon was an important link between the blues and rock and roll, working with Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley in the late 1950s. His songs have been adapted by numerous rock artists; Jeff BeckCanned HeatCreamthe DoorsLed Zeppelinthe Rolling Stones, and Steppenwolf all featured at least one of his songs on their debut albums.[5]
He received a Grammy Award and was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.