Isaac Hayes Autograph

SKU: 8009712

Sale priceSFr.240,00


Signed glossy publicity photograph, shows Isaac Hayes seated at a piano, 8 x 10 inch, signed in black felt tip, in very fine condition.

Further Information on the person

(1942-2008) American songwriter, musician, singer, actor, and voice actor

Year of Birth: 1942

Biography (AI generated)

Isaac Hayes was an American Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actor, producer, and civil rights activist. Born in Covington, Tennessee, on August 20, 1942, Hayes was the second child of Isaac Sr. and Eula Hayes. His parents separated when he was a young child and he was raised by his maternal grandparents in Covington.

In his early years, Hayes attended high school where he studied music theory and joined the school choir. He developed a passion for music and soon started performing as a vocalist in local clubs. In the early 1960s, he was discovered by Stax Records, and his career in music began. He released his debut album, Presenting Isaac Hayes, in 1968, and it was quickly met with critical and commercial success.

Throughout the 1970s, Hayes released a string of successful albums, including his iconic soundtrack for the movie Shaft. His music was a blend of soul, funk, and jazz, and it was often seen as a major influence on the rise of disco music. In 1971, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the Shaft soundtrack and in 1972, he won a Grammy Award for the same album.

In addition to his music career, Hayes was also an actor and appeared in a number of films and television shows, including Escape from New York, South Park, and The Rockford Files. He also wrote and produced several albums for other artists, including Sam & Dave’s Soul Man. In 1993, he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Hayes was also a prominent civil rights activist and he often spoke out against racism and discrimination. He was a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and in 1971, he was an outspoken critic of the Vietnam War. Throughout his career, Hayes was a vocal advocate for equal rights and social justice.

Isaac Hayes died on August 10, 2008, at the age of 65. He was remembered for his contribution to music and his work as a civil rights activist. His music continues to be celebrated to this day, and his legacy lives on in the hearts of his fans around the world.

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