“Soul Train” creator, Don Cornelius passes
By now, you have heard about the unfortunate passing of Don Cornelius, the creator of the iconic "Soul Train" brand. Certainly this was not the way we wanted to kick-off Black History Month. As creator of the longest running U.S. TV show in first-run syndication, Cornelius introduced African-American culture to a wider platform with his brand of music, dance and celebrity interviews. Everybody from Marvin Gaye to Michael Jackson to Stevie Wonder to Janet Jackson made memorable appearances on the show. Still it was the famous 'Soul Train" line which usually stole the show as dancers pulled out their best and not so best moves. Cornelius' place in history is cemented as a supporter of African-American culture and as a reminder of why we should all celebrate love, peace and soul.
Here are our favorite "Soul Train" moments: