In Memory of Don Cornelius

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  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012
  • Don Cornelius BET Awards 2012

Success Ahead

By 1971, Soul Train was airing nationally, and would continue to do so until 2006. Cornelius hosted the show from its inception until he stepped down in 1993, famously signing off each episode with, "We wish you love, peace and soul." (Photo: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)