Don Cornelius Remembered for 'Soul Train'

Music show creator dies by his own hand at the age of 75.
1:42 | 02/01/12

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A true pioneer in the music world is gone for a generation of Americans Saturday morning that the breakthrough show called soul train. Today we -- the show's creator Don Cornelius who was plagued by health problems. Died by his own hand at the age of 75 and ABC's -- Davis has our look back. Don Cornelius was selling insurance when someone told him he had a great voice. So with 400 dollars to shoot a pilot. He set out to give solo music a voice on TV. Turning. See black people. -- -- Congress right. And Cornelius wasn't just the creator is also the writer producer and host a -- for a but it -- the dancers and of course that legendary soul train mine this delusion. Some tried to label it the black American Bandstand. But very -- -- -- set them straight argument soul train was to American Bandstand what campaign sees this seltzer water. The group. We need solutions -- included kind of trapped on the ground. -- -- -- Nuclear secrets of the world's it was a black Americans the incident. 35 years -- Point two Cornelius as its always leaving us with that velvet voice and -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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