The Rev. Al Sharpton’s headquarters in Harlem hosted a tribute to legendary Soul Train creator Don Cornelius who passed away this week. About 300 friends and fans gathered today to recount memories of the iconic TV trailblazer.
Singer Roberta Flack called Mr. Cornelius an inspiration for all performers.
Dancer Tyrone Proctor says Cornelius’ show pioneered dance moves that are staples of music videos and concerts today and also expounded on his generosity.
Fan William Aponte said he was ecstatic as a kid when his idol, Elton John, appeared on the show. He said the appearance showed that people of all races could share common ground through music.
RIP, Don, thanks for all the Love, Peace and Soul.