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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Saxophonist Budd Johnson was born this date in 1910 in Dallas.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Duke Ellington's first drummer, Sonny Greer, was born this day in 1903 in Long Branch, N.J. He was an inspiration for later showmen-drummers including Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich. Greer died in 1982.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include John Mayall of the Bluesbreakers, who was born in 1933 (age 69); Chuck Mangione in 1940 (age 62); Dennis Doherty of the Mamas and the Papas, and Rascals keyboardist Felix Cavaliere, both in 1941 (age 61); guitarist Barry Goudreau
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 23-29.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Dr. John, whose real name is Mac Rebennac, who was born in 1940 (age 62); War keyboardist Lonnie Jordan in 1948 (age 54); The McCoys drummer Randy Zehringer in 1949 (age 53); Livingston Taylor, James Taylor's brother, in 1950 (ag
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Dick Smothers of the Smothers Brothers, who was born in 1939 (age 63); the Lettermen's Tony Butalo in 1940 (age 62); Norman Greenbaum in 1942 (age 60); Danny McBride of Sha Na Na in 1945 (age 57); the late Duane Allman was born i
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Nov. 16-22.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Nico of the Velvet Underground, who was born in 1938; Bachman-Turner-Overdrive bassist Fred Turner in 1943 (age 59); Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead in 1947 (age 55); Rainbow keyboardist Tony Carey in 1953 (age 49); Gary Kemp of Sp
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Oct. 12-18.
By United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Bass player Slam Stewart, one half of the legendary duo "Slim and Slam," was born this day in 1914 in Englewood, N.J.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Jazz Notes: Goings on in the jazz world

Drummer and bandleader William McKinney was born this day in 1895 in Cynthiana, Ky. His band, McKinney's Cotton Pickers, was popular in the late 1920s and 1930s.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's musical birthdays include country's Jim Reeves, who was born in 1924; Justin Tubb in 1935 (age 67); Isaac Hayes in 1942 (age 60); Chicago's Jim Pankow in 1947 (age 55); Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin in 1948 (age 54); the late Phil Lynott of Thin Li
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2002 with 133 to follow.
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The Today in Music weekly package for Aug. 17-23.
By United Press International
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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)
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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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