The Almanac

Today is Sunday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2006 with 133 to follow.
By United Press International

Soulman Issac Hayes a dad again

MEMPHIS, May 17 (UPI) -- U.S. soul legend Isaac Hayes and his wife, Adjowa, have announced the birth of a son.

Idol goes Underground with online contest

WASHINGTON, March 27 (UPI) -- As the fifth season of American Idol wraps up on television, Web site American Idol Underground is just beginning its Big Push contest, where unknown artists co

'South Park' episode switched by network

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone have thrown down the gauntlet in their battle over their right to parody Scientology.

Scientology the reason behind Chef's bail

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- One of the creators of "South Park" is taking issue with the reason Isaac Hayes gave for quitting the voice of "Chef."

Isaac Hayes hospitalized in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Jan. 18 (UPI) -- Memphis soul singer and "South Park" star Isaac "Chef" Hayes, was hospitalized in his hometown Wednesday suffering from exhaustion.

Memphis honors native sons

MEMPHIS, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A host of hometown stars gathered to see Justin Timberlake, Isaac Hayes and David Porter honored by the Memphis chapter of the Recording Academy.

The Almanac

Today is Saturday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2005 with 133 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

The weekly UPI Almanac package for August 15-21, 2005.
By United Press International

2006 Hollywood 'Walk' stars named

LOS ANGELES, June 24 (UPI) -- Steve Martin and Charlize Theron head the list of Hollywood Walk of Fame star recipients for 2006, announced Friday by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

John Mellencamp ready to honor mentor

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- John Mellencamp has been chosen to induct former Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty into the U.S. Songwriter's Hall of Fame.

Another honor for Smokey Robinson

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- Smokey Robinson's second honor from the Songwriters Hall of Fame means a lot to the Motown legend.

Songwriters honor 'That Lovin' Feelin''

NEW YORK, April 26 (UPI) -- The Songwriters Hall of Fame will honor the song "You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin'" during its annual award ceremonies in New York, officials said Tuesday.

Les Paul to receive Sammy Cahn Award

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Guitar legend Les Paul will receive the Sammy Cahn Lifetime Achievement Award, Songwriters Hall of Fame head Hal David said in New York Thursday.

Sherman Brothers among songwriters honored

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The Sherman Brothers, noted for their Oscar-winning songs for children's movies, are among the latest honorees of the Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2005.
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Isaac Hayes
Musician Isaac Hayes, seen in this June 9, 2005 file photo at the 36th Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame Award ceremony in New York, was found dead today in his home in Memphis, Tennessee, August 10, 2008. He was 65. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen/Files)

Isaac Lee Hayes, Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American songwriter, musician, singer, and occasionally an actor. Hayes was one of the creative influences behind the southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Hayes, Porter, Bill Withers, the Sherman Brothers, Steve Cropper, and John Fogerty were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2005 in recognition of writing scores of notable songs for themselves, the duo "Sam & Dave", Carla Thomas, and others.

The hit song "Soul Man", written by Hayes and Porter and first performed by "Sam & Dave", has been recognized as one of the most influential songs of the past 50 years by the Grammy Hall of Fame. It was also honored by The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, by Rolling Stone magazine, and by the RIAA as one of the Songs of the Century.

During the late 1960s, Isaac Hayes also began recording music and he had several successful soul albums such as Hot Buttered Soul (1969) and Black Moses (1971). In addition to his work in popular music, he worked as a composer of musical scores for motion pictures.

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