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Historical Markers of Shelby County

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Isaac Hayes

In the 1970s Hayes was a multiple gold and platinum-selling recording star. His recording of "Shaft" won an Oscar, Golden Globe, and three Grammy awards. He wrote or co-wrote over 200 songs for Stax Records including "Hold On, I'm Coming" and "Soul Man." His career included acting roles in movies and on television. Hayes was born in 1942 in Covington, Tennessee, and grew up in Memphis, graduating from Manassas High School in 1962.