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'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Dead

Last week, the final chapter of Soul Train came to a close when show creator and longtime host Don Cornelius was found dead in his California home. Here are some highlights from the legendary show he created:

  • 1971: James Brown accidentally invents the splits when he tries to exit the stage in both directions at once
  • 1975: Amidst threats of violence against the first white singer to appear on Soul Train, federal troops are sent in by President Ford to escort Gino Vannelli to the stage
  • 1982: The May 29 episode is immediately banned from ever airing after famed dancer Valerie Linder debuts a new move that proves 100 percent fatal
  • 1988: Keith Sweat brings it! 
  • 1989: Public Enemy debuts "Welcome To The Terrordome" on the show, followed by the introduction of the group's wildly popular new dance, the Terrordome
  • 1998: Soul Train Line temporarily narrowed by 4 feet in experiment with bike lane
  • 2000: MC Hammer makes his return to the Soul Train studio in an attempt to grab some food from the craft services table, but is quickly caught and tossed out 
  • 2005: Following a period of decline, the show is forced to change its motto to "the third-hippest trip in America"
  • 2006: After 35 years and more than 1,100 episodes, the show goes off the air when the Republican-controlled Congress slashes long-running subsidies to the loss-generating soul-rail sector

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