Daily Inspiration: Don Cornelius

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This morning, Don Cornelius, creator and host of the beloved dance show Soul Train, was found dead in his Los Angeles home. Politically and musically conservative, Cornelius nevertheless extended the olive branch to hip hop acts like Kurtis Blow and Public Enemy on Soul Train, offering them mainstream exposure at a time when it was scarce. He had an endearing rapport with a young Michael Jackson, checking in on the status of his pet birds, asking him about his favorite books, warmly encouraging the young man to pursue his acting career. In honor of Cornelius and Soul Train, here are some classic performances, interviews and dances from the show, including footage of the only time Cornelius himself ever danced down the legendary line.











POSTED February 1, 2012 7:05PM IN MUSIC NEWS Comments (2) TAGS: , , , , , , , , , ,

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  1. Jeffrey says:

    Sad that I’m the first one to post this. This man was iconic…Soul Train will live forever in the minds of those who can remember the show just after Saturday cartoons. I still can’t believe he’s gone, but his legacy will live on

  2. jeffrey says:

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