Iconic Soul Train creator and host Don Cornelius was found dead in his home this morning. The 75-year-old’s death is still under investigation, but it is presumed he shot himself.

In case you don’t know, Soul Train was one of the longest-running syndicated shows in television history, spreading soul and r&b music around the globe. In American Bandstand style, the show featured people dancing to the hot tunes of the day. My personal favorite segment: the Soul Train Line. It was a thing of beauty.

The Bee Gees – “You Should Be Dancing”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9u4Su0J4Zg[/youtube]

Curtis Mayfield – “Get Down”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qglBm-N-Lnw[/youtube]

Kool & The Gang – “Jungle Boogie”
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKJzRNwe5dg[/youtube]