Yesterday, news broke that the lovable TV host and producer Don Cornelius‘ passed at the age of 75. As the creator of Soul Train, he has built a legacy that will last forever. Show after show fans would tune in to hear his smooth talking deep voice narrate a the show that focuses on music, dance and style. Everything about Cornelius’ style was tailored, and who could forget his signature phrase “love, peace and soul!” He will be greatly missed. VV has rounded up three things we will remember about the great Don C.
In 1971, Don introduced the world to his round glasses frames that gave him a distinct look. No one could tell him anything bad about how he looked because he had a confidence that was felt for miles. Although they evolved as he got older to a less thick frame, we will always remember them.
The afro that Cornelius rocked during his time on the show was always freshly groomed and in tact. If you weren’t busy staring at his suit or glasses then his hair was usually where your eyes would land.
This man’s wardrobe was beyond sharp! Every suit he wore was tailor made for him. His bright and vibrant print shirts always commanded the audiences’ attention.