Don Cornelius

Sep 27, 1936

Bio: Worked as an insurance salesman before turning to jobs in television and radio. Was a news announcer at WCIU in Chicago in the 1960s when he started hosting dance parties around the city and had the idea to create Soul Train. Hosted Soul Train from 1971 to 1993, when a series of guest hosts took over. Created the Soul Train Music Awards in 1987.


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