Saturdays back in the day were all about Soul Train! Yep, it was what my siblings & I looked forward to after a morning of cartoons, on those carefree saturdays from school. To learn on Wednesday that the MASTER of Soul Train, Mr. Don Cornelius, had passed away from a reportedly suicide, was truly a sad day. That articulate, well dressed, good looking afroed, voice of silk brother… dead at 75.
How can anyone not remember that Soul Train helped launched the soul of groups like The Jackson Five, Gladys Knight & The Pips, Earth, Wind & Fire, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, The Supremes?… solo artists such as Marvin Gaye, Aretha Franklin, Little Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston? Wow, this iconic trendsetter of music from the soul won’t be forgotten. And those diashki clothes, funky fro and bellbottoms? A Black girl’s idea of beauty on a grand scale! How I longed to some day take my turn sashaying down that dynamic Soul Train Line! Anyho,
Dapper Don Cornelius, if you’re somewhere reading this? I raise my fist to you. “Wishing you heavenly love, peace and soul”!
- Another Fallen Star (socyberty.com)
- ‘Soul Train’ Founder Commits Suicide R.I.P (gangsgoonsandgunz.rahrahrecords.com)
- Death of Don Cornelius: Celebrity Reactions (celebs.gather.com)
- Shemar Moore — I Couldn’t Fill Don Cornelius’ Shoes on ‘Soul Train’ (tmz.com)
- ‘Soul Train’ creator Cornelius kills self in home (goerie.com)
- Soul Train’s Don Cornelius Dead at 75 of Apparent Suicide – UsMagazine.com (thehiltonburnellfiles.wordpress.com)
- Don Cornelius, “Soul Train” Creator, Dies At 75 [Photos] (wcbsfm.radio.com)
- Don Cornelius, “Soul Train” Creator, Dies At 75 [Photos] (news.radio.com)
- Soul Train Creator and Host Don Cornelius Dies (madnewsuk.com)