Soul Train, soul music tv program launched in 1971.  We never got this in England but I know I would have loved it, the dancing the flares the disco not to mention the Afros, oh yes

Soul Train, soul music tv program launched in 1971. We never got this in England but I know I would have loved it, the dancing the flares the disco not to mention the Afros, oh yes

Soul Train is an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

Soul Train is an American musical variety show that aired in syndication from 1971 to 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R, soul, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists have also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again".

The Staple Singers were an American gospel, soul, and R singing group. Roebuck "Pops" Staples (1914–2000), the patriarch of the family, formed the group with his children Cleotha (b. 1934), Pervis (b. 1935), Yvonne (b. 1936), and Mavis (b. 1939). They are best known for their 1970s hits "I'll Take You There", "Respect Yourself", and "Let's Do It Again".

Soul Train's host Don Cornelius

Soul Train's host Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police Department and the county coroner’s office said. He was 75 years old.

Don Cornelius, the producer and television host who created the dance show “Soul Train,” was found shot dead in his Los Angeles home early Wednesday morning in what appears to be a suicide, the Los Angeles Police Department and the county coroner’s office said. He was 75 years old.

Soul Train-- was an American musical variety television program which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

Soul Train-- was an American musical variety television program which aired in syndication from 1971 until 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer.

SOUL TRAIN  Wendy Williams will host the 2014 Soul Train Awards in November, Centric told The Huffington Post on Monday.

SOUL TRAIN Wendy Williams will host the 2014 Soul Train Awards in November, Centric told The Huffington Post on Monday.

Erykah Badu has been tapped to host the 2015 Soul Train Awards. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Jill Scott to be honored. Get the scoop.

Erykah Badu has been tapped to host the 2015 Soul Train Awards. Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and Jill Scott to be honored. Get the scoop.

Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing, Baby!, Marvin being interviewed by Don Cornelius and the Soul Train Gang during his visit to Soul Train, February 16, 1974

Ain't Nothin' Like the Real Thing, Baby!, Marvin being interviewed by Don Cornelius and the Soul Train Gang during his visit to Soul Train, February 16, 1974

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