Image courtesy of SoulTrain.com There is no denying the effect the late Don Cornelius and "Soul Train" had on pop culture; for over 30 years, every Saturday morning, teenagers everywhere were glued to their televisions to see the latest fashion,...
Unlike “American Bandstand,” “Soul Train” was a genuine reflection of what was going on in American households.
Click over to Billboard for their photo essay on this year's passings in the pop music world. Donna Summer, Whitney Houston, Adam Yauch, Don Cornelius, Davy Jones, Robin Gibb, Etta James, Dick Clark...and on and on. I can't remember the last time to many huge names died in the same year.
(The Root) -- The 2012 Soul Train Music Awards was the first time in the 25-year history of the ceremony that it was without its creator, Don Cornelius. For that reason, this year's edition, which was taped at the Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and aired on BET and Centric on Sunday night, had to be special. Read full article...
Revolution – Season 1 Episode 5 – Recap and Review – Soul Train via Rickey.org The episode may not feature the late Don Cornelius, but "Soul Train" delivers beyond even the most modest expectations, providing the best episode of Revolution...Show More Summary
An eclectic group of TV and radio pioneers has been selected as Giants of Broadcasting. This year’s class includes the late Don Corneilius, who was the revolutionary Soul Train host from 1971 to 1993. The man who gave Archie Bunker life, Norman Lear, is among the 2012 group. Show More Summary
(The Root) -- Centric TV's latest documentary, Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer and Cultural Icon, looks back at the life and legacy of the late Soul Train host through his own eyes, with exclusive footage of Cornelius reflecting...Show More Summary
Shawn Maxam says we need to debunk the myth that Black people don’t ever commit suicide. For many centuries, suicides were treated like criminals by the society. That is part of the terrible legacy that has come down into society’s method of handling suicide recovery. Now we have to fight off the demons that have [...]
Dance Africa will pay tribute to "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius.
This is so sad. Details of the autopsy report for Soul Train’s Don Cornelius reveal the legend had been dealing with unbearable pain for quite some time. Cornelius died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his temple back in February at age 75. Now, the report is stating that Don was plagued with seizures after suffering an aneurysm [...]
Since Cornelius suffered an aneurysm in 1997, seizures plagued him in later years. In the final six months of his life, though, the pain of...
Don Cornelius was in an extreme amount of pain in the days before his death... and minutes before he shot himself, Don phoned his son and told him, "I don't know how long I can take this"... this according to the autopsy report obtained by…
After Don Cornelius, we’ve lost our second iconic music-related TV host and producer of 2012. ABC News reports that Clark died after suffering a heart attack today in Los Angeles. He was 82. Clark started out in radio, getting a job in a radio-station mailroom as a teenager in 1945 and becoming a DJ a [...]
In 1977 Jody Watley was plucked from the Soul Train dance floor to become part of Shalamar, Don Cornelius' grudging acknowledgement of disco, the genre he scorned nearly as much as he would later loathe hip-hop. Ten years after Shalamar...Show More Summary
We needle our cultural heroes and then are delighted when they dissolve in front of us. It happens again and again, in Whitney Houston and in Michael Jackson and in Don Cornelius. They show us the way and when the way becomes treacherous we wish nothing more than to see them fall. That is why [...]
An article suggests that the creator, owner, producer, and host of Soul Train, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head last month, was underappreciated while he was alive. And he may have died knowing it. Read an excerpt...Show More Summary
The creator of "Soul Train," who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in the hills last month, never thought he got the credit or support he was due.
Radiant Youth–4midable model Cornelius Carol is surprisingly somber as he delights the lens of photographer Pawe? Lewandowski whilst donning a bevy of animal print, bold hues, denim and a variation of patterns. View More Email The Fashionisto...
Before his death, Don Cornelius's brain child, Soul Train, was in talks to be revived. Magic Johnson bought the Soul Train brand and library in 2011 and says he has many ideas to bring back the classic hit. So what are these ideas? Soul Train has over 1,100 hours of footage, many of which has only been aired [...]