Statement On Death Of Don Cornelius-Rhythm And Blues Foundation


“Don Cornelius was a VISIONARY AND PIONEER who will always be remembered for his gift to the world: ‘Soul Train.’ Without Don’s contributions, Rhythm and Blues music would not have had a TV platform to expose artists that has meant so much to the rich history of Rhythm and Blues music. We are beyond grateful to Don for everything that he has done to cement our music and our culture into the hearts and minds of people all over the world.

“Our condolences go out to Don’s family and friends all over the world”

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Ezra Sayer
Ezra Sayer
8 years ago

When I was maturing, Saturday failed to BEGIN until “Soul Train” came for the air! I don’t know what personal hell drove you to take your individual life, Brother Don, but are aware that you were–and always will be–loved and revered in my house FOREVER! Love, Peace, and SOUL!

Myron Massei
Myron Massei
8 years ago

that just sucks. It’s my job to thought the Soul Train LIne was the do-not-ever-miss section of the show ‘cos the chicks were sexy with resembling the hootchies today as well as the guys were always stylin’.

Solomon Marr
Solomon Marr
8 years ago

Watching American Bandstand,then Soul Train on Saturday mornings and dancing like happy epileptics was obviously a great way to start the weekend. It turned out always after having a slumber party at the friend or cousin’s house. Aretha Franklin singing “Rock Steady” will be the first one I remember-I involved five and would hula-hoop like Alvin on speed. Does anyone remember “the Bump”? The Afro-Sheen commercials were so fly. Even if Don Cornelius’s funeral is very private,I expect you will see a memorial/tribute show for him. Singers must be those who is capable of doing with dignity.It might be best… Read more »

Ellsworth Shand
Ellsworth Shand
8 years ago

that just sucks. I thought the Soul Train LIne was the do-not-ever-miss area of the show ‘cos the chicks were sexy with appearing like the hootchies today and the guys were always stylin’.

Moses Keye
Moses Keye
8 years ago

There’s this black guy that’s ALWAYS in the crowd at Rockefeller Plaza throughout the Today show. I turn it on and the kids i always yell “SuperFly!!!!” if we spot him. I refer to him as Don Cornelius.

Alfred Norman
Alfred Norman
8 years ago

Behind every success there is a great person’s afford and support as to boost the program ‘Rhythm and Blues’ Don played a huge role to give the best by the show. Thanks for the bit on him and good luck for his family.
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