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skipaway
02-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Apparent suicide in his LA home. So very sad. Even though I grew up on Bandstand, I watch Soul Train every once in a while. RIP


Don Cornelius Died (http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/02/soul-train-creator-don-cornelius-dead-in-apparent-suicide.html)

Cupid
02-01-2012, 04:04 PM
That is so sad. I had always enjoyed Soul Train more than American Bandstand. I've would have liked to see the project he was working on.

Peace, Love, and Soul.

RIP Don Cornelius

DarrellH
02-01-2012, 04:52 PM
Peace, Love, and Soul.

milanessa
02-01-2012, 05:09 PM
It's hard to quantify his massive influence. Very sad. :( Just proves that everyone has their own demons.

BittyBug
02-01-2012, 05:12 PM
The Sooooooooooooul Train.

How sad that he killed himself. Way back in the days of vinyl long before MTV or even cable TV, Soul Train was one of the few TV shows featuring popular music, and I used to look forward to watching it every Saturday.

Cachoo
02-01-2012, 06:07 PM
"In parting, we wish you love, peace and soooooouuuuullllllll."

Right back at you...RIP

Buzz
02-01-2012, 06:08 PM
May he rest in peace. I loved Soul Train while growing up.

genevieve
02-01-2012, 06:27 PM
So sad :( RIP Don Cornelius

soxxy
02-01-2012, 06:54 PM
I loved the Soul Train Scramble board (and the fact it was fixed :lol:):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdqSxGKlnsU&feature=related

I loved spending an early Saturday morning cleaning and dancing and watching it, and I loved his voice, of course.)

RIP Don Cornelius

Rex
02-01-2012, 07:53 PM
:fragile: Poor Don.

Cheylana
02-01-2012, 08:13 PM
:(

Civic
02-02-2012, 01:03 AM
Yet another pop icon from my teen years gone.:( I just heard on Inside Edition that he had been in failing health for some time. I guess his health problems became too much for him. May he rest in peace.

Coco
02-02-2012, 02:46 AM
So sorry to hear this. He really did change the world, when you consider how significant pop culture is today.

topaz
02-02-2012, 04:57 AM
I heard this earlier today and I was saddened to hear it.

As a child of the 70s, Soul Train played a huge part of my childhood and shaped my musical tastes. How people danced on Soul Train; Is what I saw at family functions, bbq, weddings, at home with my mom. The music they played on Soul Train for the most part was what I heard on the radio, on the record player and 8 track at home.

I witnessed seeing the Jackson 5, Prince, Morris Day and Time, New Edition, The Jets. The first time I say David Bowie was singing Fame(from the legendary Album Young Americans) on Soul Train. I became a huge Bowie fan after that, I had to be like 6 or 7 years old. David Bowie is like one of if not the first non black artist to appear on Soul Train. Soul Train was of the first dance/music shows that showcased Disco acts. I saw Gloria Gaynor, Chic, Sylvester

Here are blasts from my childhood.

The Jets - Crush on You (http://soultrain.com/videos/?uri=channels/397041/1593850)

David Bowie-Fame on Soul Train. (http://youtu.be/FW9x7OkwpxA)

Soul Train Line (http://soultrain.com/videos/?uri=channels/364488/866863)

Wiery
02-02-2012, 04:03 PM
RIP. :(