Love, Peace and Soul: Behind the Scenes of Americas Favorite Dance Show Soul Train: Classic Moments by Ericka Blount DanoisLove, Peace, and Soul tells the story of the television phenomenon known as Soul Train, a show created in the land of bell bottoms, afros, and soul power; a show that became the touchstone of the Baby Boomer generation. Don Cornelius, host and owner of the show, was one of the coolest cats on television. With his platform shoes, wide neckties, and mellifluous voice, he showed the world just how corny American Bandstand was in comparison. In 2012, fans were shocked to hear one of the most powerful men in the music and television business took his own life. Love, Peace, and Soul is a celebratory, behind-the-scenes collection of anecdotes, stories, and reflections, from the people who were there, about the host, the show, and the power of black music and dance on television. Music and television connoisseurs will enjoy the history of not just Soul Train, but of other shows, including Shindig!, Don Kirshners Rock Concert, Hullabaloo, American Bandstand, and Graffiti Rock. Entrepreneurs will be interested in Cornelius humble beginnings with the local version of the show in Chicago, created with his own money. Fans will delight in the lively images and the quirky details. The first mass market book on Soul Train since Corneliuss passing, this volume has something for everyone. Includes afterword by Gary Harris.
Remembering Don Cornelius: Host and Creator of ‘Soul Train’
The amazing story of how a self-made entrepreneur took a small UHF show in Chicago and transformed it into an American cultural phenomenon, ultimately helping push black music into the mainstream. For all his funky elegance, for all his suave sense of dignity, Don Cornelius—pioneer, entrepreneur and icon of the African-American musical landscape—had one hideous golf swing. Cornelius arrived at the public driving range and par-3 course usually in the morning, sometimes alone or sometimes with his son Tony. There were no negotiations to be handled, no sound checks to be taken, no dancers to be costumed and choreographed. But the driving range on Whitsett was a sanctuary.
Therefore, I say thank you, Don Cornelius. You were a credit to the human race. You helped facilitate the spread of Soul as the conductor of the train, giving artists an outlet beyond the confines of the industry machine so we all could be inspired. Our readers are remembering "Soul Train" founder Don Cornelius today after he was found dead of a gunshot wound. He was
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Donald Cortez Cornelius September 27, — February 1, was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train , which he hosted from until Cornelius sold the show to MadVision Entertainment in Cornelius was born on Chicago's South Side on September 27, ,  and raised in the Bronzeville neighborhood. He worked at various jobs following his stint in the military, including selling tires , automobiles , and insurance , and as an officer with the Chicago Police Department. The program entered national syndication and moved to Los Angeles the following year.