Trevor Nelson celebrates the 35th anniversary of Soul Train, the hugely successful
American black music TV show that debuted in 1970 on a Chicago station before going nationwide in syndication the following year. Created by Don Cornelius during the "black power" era, Soul Train showcased the latest black sounds, fashion and dance, with occasional appearances by white acts such as David Bowie , Elton John , a-ha and Christina Aguilera. Tonight's Soul Train spectacular includes input from Earth, Wind and Fire, Teena Marie , Shalamar,
Sam Moore , Neneh Cherry and Junior. Producer Matt Hall
3/4. Paul Gambaccini recalls the life and music of soul giant Sam Cooke , who died in 1964 from a gunshot wound under mysterious circumstances. This edition looks at Cooke's complete control of the recording studio, his England tour, and his live performances, which he adapted for both white and black audiences.
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