Don Cornelius: The Man Behind "Soul Train"

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Soul Man

A look back at the life and legacy of Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius, who died on Feb. 1 from an apparent suicide.  He was 75.

The legendary host was born in Chicago on September 27, 1936.  Cornelius got his start in broadcasting as a journalist on WVON, an African-American talk radio station in Chicago.—Britt Middleton 

(Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

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