Don Cornelius: Love, Peace, and Soul

Rainy Davis - Soul Train / Don Cornelius
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Don Cornelius has died.  Via CNN:

Cornelius, who hosted “Soul Train” for 22 of its 36 years on the air, died Tuesday.  He was 75.  Police reports indicate he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The suave Cornelius was known by an entire generation of African-Americans as the dapper host of “Soul Train” who signed off each show by blowing a kiss and declaring, “We wish you love, peace and souuuullll.”

I don’t think I need to go into the impact that he had on music and television, as it is being pretty well documented elsewhere.  Rest in peace, Don.


Author: Chuck

I started out as a child, then things kind of grew from there.  I spend way too much time around computers and radios, but I do like to take a break once in a while.  I'm not a real doctor, but I played one on the radio in college. A bit later on, I wrote an article that was published in COMPUTE!'s Gazette (Commodore 64/128 magazine). I also think digital watches are a pretty neat idea.

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