Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Saying Farewell to a Legend and a Friend

The entire Time Life team was greatly saddened today to learn about the sudden passing of Soul Train creator and entertainment legend, Don Cornelius.

As a company, we've had the privilege of collaborating with Don Cornelius to bring The Best of Soul Train to DVD for the first time. But, for our employees, the relationship was much more than business. Don was a friend, mentor, and role model.

Michael Mitchell, our Vice President of Marketing and long-time friend of Don Cornelius, had this to share about the creator of TV’s most iconic music programming:
“Don made it cool and hip to be black in America when he and the biggest names in the entertainment business came into your living room.

Each week, kids and parents alike gathered around televisions to see the latest fashions, dance moves and performances by their favorite artists on Soul Train.

I have known and admired Don Cornelius for over 20 years, from my early days working for Michael Jackson, on to Motown and now here at Time Life where we had the pleasure of working with him and Soul Train Holdings to put Soul Train out on DVD for the very first time.

Every black entertainment executive, music executive and on-air personality owes a debt of gratitude to Don for his groundbreaking success. He paved the way.”

From all of us at Time Life, "Love, Peace and Soul, dear friend." We will miss you.



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