Today, we look back at one of the grooviest, funkiest shows to ever hit the television airwaves. Providing an R&B alternative to the long-running American Bandstand, audiences tuned in for over 35 years to take a ride on the Soul Train. Created and hosted by Chicago radio DJ, Don Cornelius, it remains the “longest-running, first-run, nationally-syndicated program in television history.” Let’s take a look at what 70s viewers saw each week when they tuned into Soul Train:
And now, a classic 1973 clip of a Soul Train line dance to the O’Jays hit song, “Love Train.” Look closely and you’ll spot a young Fred Berry, who played “Rerun” on the hit series, What’s Happening!!
Were you a regular viewer of Soul Train? Do you have a favorite performance from the show? Share all of those Soul Train memories with us, as we look back at this classic and beloved TV show at Retroland.