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RIP Don Cornelius

The only time I feel my age is when icons from my childhood pass on.  Today, Don Cornelius, the creator and host of Soul Train, died.  I remember many Saturday afternoons watching cartoons, Creature Double Feature, and Soul Train.  Soul Train was a large part of my musical development.  It also taught me cool dance moves; these moves have served me very well in marching.

Soul Train was a very important show for mainstream culture as well as music.  Don Cornelius was a genius!

Thank you Don Cornelius for the years of Soul Train.   …and as always in parting, we wish you love, peace… and SOUL.

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  1. This show really needs to come back! It really was very cool.

    I’m glad you liked the article!


  2. TallGirl says:

    Great post!

    What I want to know is: Why isn’t this show on the air these days?
    The fashions are slowly coming back. 60s-80s is showing up in the Malls. The music? Classic Soul music NEVER gets old.
    I hope someone brings this show back. Not as some dodgy ‘re-boot’. The Original Soul Train in all of it’s big Afro, bell bottom, hot pants, shiny shirts, platform shoes, classic soul music glory.
    (And with Elton John throwing down ‘Bennie & the Jets’!)