LEGENDS: Don Cornelius, Soul Train host, dies

Don Cornelius, host of Soul Train

Don Cornelius, the great host of Soul Train in the 1970s and 1980s, was found dead today in his Sherman Oaks home, apparently a suicide.

I loved Don Cornelius and watched him often. He had that cool style.

Above all, he was my introduction to one of the greatest periods of American pop music: soul music in the 1970s. I think Soul Train introduced black pop culture to a lot of folks that way.

 I remember seeing Billy Paul, O’Jays, Chi-Lites, Delfonics, Kool and the Gang, Roberta Flack, Barry White, and the best of them all, the Spinners with the late Phillipe Soul Wynne — all on Soul Train.

A great dude…..Sorry to see him go.



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