Don Cornelius never set out to create history but that’s exactly what he did. Soul Train became a mainstay for millions as a voice, entertainment, a marker of current social causes, and a vehicle for young artists to use.
The Soul Train contribution to popular music can never be minimized. It was the heartbeat of the soul music community. Much like the pulsating train icon that chugged along as the logo for so many years, Soul Train traveled into our hearts and minds with good times and bad. We all shared the language, the music, and the personalities. And Don Cornelius held it all together.