News just broke that Don Cornelius, the host and producer of Soul Train, which for more than 20 years was one of the most famous and influential shows on television, has died.
The death apparently came from suicide.
From 1971 to 1993, Don was a regular on Saturday afternoons. Soul Train was famous for giving exposure to new acts before they became legendary. The list included Michael Jackson, James Brown and Run D.M.C.
To honor the legend, here are our favorite moments from Soul Train:
Don Cornelius interviews Run–D.M.C.
Don Cornelius and Don Cornelius interviews Janet Jackson.
Don Cornelius interviews James Brown and Al Sharpton.
Don Cornelius interviews Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes.
Don Cornelius interviews Tower of Power.
Don Cornelius interviews Gladys Knight & The Pips.
The Jackson 5 performs “Dancing Machine.”