RIP Don Cornelius

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  1. mudster

    mudster High Prairie Wrangler Silver Supporting Member

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    I watched Soul Train when it was available - sometimes the dancing was cool, sometimes it cracked me up, but I always enjoyed Don Cornelius and the music was often awesome. Sometimes they didn't lip sync, others they did, but lots of greats on that show over the years.
    RIP.
     
  2. lhallam

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    S-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-s-o-o-o-o-o-ul Train!

    Don had the fro going on back in the day. I rarely switched channels when I flipped to it.

    Good stuff.

    RIP Don. Hope he's riding the big train in the sky.
     
  3. tsar nicholas

    tsar nicholas Member

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    RIP the messenger of funk
     
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    RIP Don.........I watched him EVERY week for a LONG time!!! Dude had the best 'afro going!!!
     
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    freaking SUICIDE?!

    lame
     
  7. pickaguitar

    pickaguitar 2011 TGP Silver Medalist Silver Supporting Member

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    Lame? His life...his choice. He wasn't young.

    RIP Don
     
  8. Etosser

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    For a white kid growing up in the suburbs of the 70's, this was the only exposure that I got to funk, r&b and soul.

    Peace Love and Soul, Don....
     
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    RIP Don. I too watched Soul Train regularly as a kid. A hip, ground-breaking show in TV history.
     
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    An Icon in his time. I remember watching Elton John do "Bennie and the Jets" on Soul Train.
     
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    Wow Samurai hitman got him at last.
     
  13. orogeny

    orogeny Supporting Member

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    you know what?

    i respect that attitude. . .

    no agreement. . . but RESPECT.

    peace, love, and souuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul to all. . . .

    carry on, brother don. . . .
     
  14. Rockledge

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    Easy to say if you are young and in good health. I use to not understand why someone would commit suicide, until I went through years of torturous health problems.
    Believe me, there are things worse than death.
     
  15. DustyRhodesJr

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    There is a great show on the history of Soul Train that they play on VH1
    Classic every now and then. I would guess they will replay it this month,
    since it is black history month. Great show, catch it if you can.

    Don and Dick Clark got me in trouble with my dad a lot as I didnt want to
    mow the yard on Saturdays until after I watched ST and Bandstand.
    Great memories.
    RIP Don
     
  16. todd richman

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    An icon and pioneer of the genre. So many amazing artists appeared on this show. RIP Mr. Cornelius. Peace, Love and Soul always!
     
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    PUCKBOY99 Silver Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the memories Don.....I hope you found the peace you were looking for. :(
     
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    For a white suburban kid from Minneapolis watching that show when I was 9-10 years old was a way of transporting myself to a funkadelic planet or the like - so far from my staid suburban existence.

    I wondered if it wasn't health problems. Suicide is terrible but I try not to be too judgemental.

    It's too bad.
     

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