BET.com Exclusive Video: Soul Train Flash Mob Takes Over Times Square

Fans remember Don Cornelius with an impromptu dance party in NYC.

Posted: 02/05/2012 12:08 AM EST

Soul Train creator Don Cornelius' spirit lives on in Times Square. The popular New York City landmark turned into a big dance party thanks to a flash mob that commemorated the late legend by recreating the famous "Soul Train line." Fans young and old took to the streets to do the electric slide, booty bump and other retro moves, many outfitted in '70s-style platforms, bell bottoms and afro wigs.

BET.com was on the scene, speaking with fans—including flash mob organizers Jon Quick and DJ Flashback (Ulysses), and original Soul Train dancer Tyrone Proctor—who shared their memories of the groundbreaking television show and their love for Cornelius, who passed away on February 1 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

"Soul Train was my first experience seeing African Americans on TV," one fan said, while another added, "I hope we did Don Cornelius proud."



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