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Soul Train History Book: ‘620 Soul Train’

By the early to mid 1980s, Soul Train’s popularity reached far beyond the U.S.  Fans overseas who watched Soul Train couldn’t wait to find out what artists were going to perform, as well as catch the program’s latest fashions and […]

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Soul Train History Book: Afro-Sheen and Ultra Sheen Commercials

When Soul Train began airing nationally, its creator and host Don Cornelius scored a major sponsorship deal with the Johnson Products Company. Because

Don Cornelius and Curtis Mayfield on Soul Train in Chicago 1970

Soul Train History Book:  Soul Train’s Premiere

On August 17, 1970, a new local dance show in Chicago entitled Soul Train made its debut on UHF station WCIU Channel 26.


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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train’s Theme Songs

Over Soul Train’s 36 year history, the program has had various theme songs, some of which were original compositions and others which were not.

Richard Pryor hosting Soul Train

Soul Train History Book: Richard Pryor Hosts Soul Train

Way before Soul Train began having regular guest hosts in the fall of 1993 after Don Cornelius stepped down as host, the program had

Elton John photo on Soul Train

Soul Train History Book: Elton John

Back in the mid-seventies, when dedicated Soul Train fans tuned in each week to see who the guests were going to be, the last

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Soul Train History Book: Soul Train Dancers Honored at the 2015 Disco Ball

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History was made on Sunday, March 22, 2015: It was the first time that an awards

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Soul Train History Book: Billy Paul

When most people think of Billy Paul, one song comes to mind: the timeless classic “Me & Mrs. Jones.” But Billy Paul’s music catalogue

Nancy Wilson

Soul Train History Book: Nancy Wilson

One of the greatest singers of all time is the incomparable Nancy Wilson. She has recorded more than 70 albums, and won three Grammy

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Soul Train History Book: Jackie Wilson

Mr. Excitement! That’s who Jackie Wilson was. From his energetic dance routines to his dashing looks, he indeed generated excitement every time he performed. Born Jack

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