Aretha Franklin performs Rock Steady live on Soul Train in 1973. Every week, Don Cornelius, the show’s host, promised to take viewers on “the hippest trip in America.” And he did. Every Saturday morning on New York's channel 5. Cornelius was found dead yesterday. Tonight's open thread is dedicated to his memory. Love, peace and soul.
“God bless him for the solid good and wholesome foundation he provided for young adults worldwide, and the unity and brotherhood he singlehandedly brought about with his most memorable creation of ‘Soul Train.’” — Aretha Franklin.