Sunday, August 10, 2008

Later Days, Isaac Hayes (1942 - 2008)

Isaac Hayes passed away today, Sunday the 10th, in Memphis, Tennessee at age 65.

Darn it.

- Click here to read his obituary in The Washington Post.

- A memorable moment below:▼ A video clip of Hayes (as introduced Rev. Jesse Jackson) making his entrance on August 20, 1972 at the Los Angeles Coliseum in Watts, at a concert filmed for the 1973-released movie 'Wattstax'.

He kicks off with his big hit...

- Below:▼ Also from 'Wattstax', performing 'Rolling Down A Mountain'.

- Below:▼ From 1974, a trailer for the 'blaxploitation' film, 'Truck Turner' in which Hayes played the title role. Also keep an eye out for Nichelle Nichols and Yaphet Kotto.

1 comment:

soulbrotha said...

R.I.P. Isaac. You are sorely missed.

Let me just say that I absolutely LOVE your blog!! I like to sit and linger over the posts. Awesome.

Also, the Truck Turner trailer is pure hilarity, from the voiceover, to the the dialogue to the fight scenes! An absolute hoot!

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