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 Isaac Hayes

Isaac Hayes

Birth
Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee, USA
Death 10 Aug 2008 (aged 65)
Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 28919897 · View Source
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Musician, Composer, Actor. A legendary artist of soul music during the 1970s, he is best known for the Oscar and Grammy Award winning score "Theme From Shaft" (1971). Born in Covington, Tennessee, he found early success as a session musician with Otis Redding. Along with David Porter, Hayes co-wrote the Sam and Dave hit "Soul Man" (1967). In addition to "Shaft", Hayes contributed to numerous movie soundtracks and showed versatility as an actor in television series such as "The Rockford Files", "The A-Team", "Hunter", "Miami Vice" and provided his voice in the animated series "South Park" as Chef. Among his film credits are "Escape from New York" (1981), "I'm Gonna Git You Sucka" (1988) and "Prime Target" (1991). He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

Bio by: C.S.


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  • Added: 10 Aug 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 28919897
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Hayes (20 Aug 1942–10 Aug 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 28919897, citing Memorial Park Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .