The former L.A. Lakers basketball star, Magic Johnson, became the owner of the popular show “Soul Train”, back in October of last year. During an interview with Jay Leno, he announced his plans to bring the show back to the airwaves.
It had been quiet lately, but just days after the suicide of show creator, writer and host, Don Cornelius, the internet is buzzing again. Will the news of his passing put the revival of the show back on the forefront? Well, let’s hope so, this would be great to see, especially as an updated version.
Can you imagine, Nicki Minaj, Rihanna or Neo rocking out on the Soul Train? It’s funny to think, they probably weren’t even born when the original show debuted back in 1971.
It was incredibly sad to hear of the death of Don Cornelius, but let’s hope Magic brings life back to his legacy. The Soul Train movie is also reported to be in the works…let’s hope our Chicago legend is well represented.
It was a good thing that a radio executive heard his voice and encouraged him to become a jock. Surprisingly enough, this happened when Cornelius stopped him for a ticket back when he was a cop. Funny how one small encounter in your life can create such a big opportunity.
I loved dancing along with the show on Saturday mornings, back in the day, it brings back good memories.