Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Don Cornelius, RIP

Don Cornelius, the founder and host of the long running TV show Soul Train, whose impact on gaining wider exposure for African-American musicians can hardly be overstated, has died.

Don Cornelius, RIP

Don Cornelius, 75, the founder and host of the long running TV show Soul Train, whose cultural impact in gaining wide exposure for African-American musicians in the mainstream can hardly be overstated, has died. He was found dead in Los Angeles, killed by a gunshot wound in what appears to be a suicide, according to police.

Below, there are four clips from classic Soul Train shows, featuring the Soul Train dancers showing off their moves to Earth Wind & Fire's "Mighty Mighty" and Kool & the Gang's "Jungle Boogie," plus James Brown and David Bowie performing. 

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Dan DeLuca Inquirer Music Critic
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