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Robin Platzer

The entertainment industry has lost a true legend. Few television series were as innovative and influential as Soul Train. Originally a journalist inspired by the civil rights movement, Cornelius recognized that in the late 1960s there was no television venue in the United States for soul music, and introduced many African-American musicians to a larger audience as a result of their appearances on Soul Train.

Don Cornelius on the origins of R & B music.

It was a stoned gas watching Soul Train Saturday afternoons. Learning new dances and the latest fashions.

And you can’t forget the infamous scramble board.

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