Don Cornelius Quotes

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Don Cornelius Quotes

Black music is too big and too powerful not to have its own awards show.
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Love, peace and soul.

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Soul music as we've always known it hasn't changed. There are different players now with different attitudes, but there is nothing new being done musically.

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Almost all of what I learned about mounting and hosting a dance show I learned from Dick Clark.

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I am just convinced that people want to see people on TV who are more like themselves.

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One motivation for the 'Soul Train' awards was the grumbling that all of us in the industry have heard about the way black music tends to be viewed as a secondary phenomenon by the other awards shows.

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My father worked real hard. I admired him. My father taught me you needed to work with your brain and not your back. I've made that a passion.

— Don Cornelius

All I really wanted was to be a full-time disc jockey.

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I felt that it was my mission to see to it that black talent had an opportunity to get national television exposure.

— Don Cornelius

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