Isaac Hayes

1942 - 2008

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Isaac Lee Hayes Jr. (August 20, 1942 – August 10, 2008) was an American singer, actor, songwriter, and composer. He was one of the creative forces behind the Southern soul music label Stax Records, where he served both as an in-house songwriter and as a session musician and record producer, teaming with his partner David Porter during the mid-1960s. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isaac Hayes has received more than 5,624,886 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 46 in 2019). Isaac Hayes is the 312th most popular musician (down from 310th in 2019), the 1,811th most popular biography from United States (down from 1,689th in 2019) and the 91st most popular Musician.

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  • 5.15

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Among musicians, Isaac Hayes ranks 312 out of 2,662Before him are Rick Astley, Lalo Schifrin, Mischa Maisky, Matteo Carcassi, Fred Durst, and Ian Anderson. After him are Michael Schenker, Paul Desmond, Djivan Gasparyan, Franco Battiato, Woody Guthrie, and Steve Vai.

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Among people born in 1942, Isaac Hayes ranks 127Before him are Samuel R. Delany, Jim Rogers, Carlos Monzón, Roger Ebert, David Bradley, and Adil Abdul-Mahdi. After him are Kang Kek Iew, Mirjana Marković, Janusz Korwin-Mikke, Carole King, Fraser Stoddart, and Milan Milutinović. Among people deceased in 2008, Isaac Hayes ranks 57Before him are Joshua Lederberg, Dražan Jerković, Janez Drnovšek, Dorothy Vaughan, Youssef Chahine, and Henri Cartan. After him are Mauricio Kagel, Eartha Kitt, Paul Scofield, Chiara Lubich, Hugo Claus, and Marcial Maciel.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Isaac Hayes ranks 1,811 out of 18,182Before him are Ralph Macchio (1961), Saul Kripke (1940), Arthur Danto (1924), Robert Moog (1934), Ira Levin (1929), and Stephen Sondheim (1930). After him are Don Rosa (1951), Martin Rodbell (1925), Lucy Liu (1968), Fred Phelps (1929), R. Kelly (1967), and Joe Mantegna (1947).

Among MUSICIANS In United States

Among musicians born in United States, Isaac Hayes ranks 91Before him are Count Basie (1904), Glenn Frey (1948), Moby (1965), Johnny Ramone (1948), Stevie Ray Vaughan (1954), and Fred Durst (1970). After him are Paul Desmond (1924), Woody Guthrie (1912), Steve Vai (1960), Albert King (1923), Scott McKenzie (1939), and Ry Cooder (1947).