Wednesday, February 1, 2012

RIP Don Cornelius

Don Cornelius, the producer of the groundbreaking TV show Soul Train has died in an apparent suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound. The Associated Press has a news story.

You can also learn more about Cornelius and how he created Soul Train in 1970 as a "hipper all-black" version of American Bandstand that served a showcase for all the leading names in soul and R&B in the "Soul Train" entry our online database The African-American Experience.

The American Mosaic: The African American Experience - Soul Train (TV, 1970)

To access this database from off-campus, you will need to go through the library web site. Along the way, you will be prompted to log in as a Berklee user.
Start at the library home page:
Click on E-Resources
Click on Search Articles & More
Choose the old or new interface.
If you choose the new interface, click on "Search by database."
Click on "African American Experience (Academic)" (not the checkbox next to the name) to enter the database.
Search "Soul Train" to see the entry.

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