How many of you grew up watching Soul Train or American Bandstand?
Did you race home from school to catch the “cool” kids bustin’ a move to the latest hot bands?
Did you practice those moves until you could boogie with the best of them? Did you wish you were doing the Soul Train Boogie Walk?
WERE YOU EVER ON ONE OF THOSE SHOWS YOURSELF? My brother in law was on Bandstand once. I wish I had a video of that one.
One of my favourite TV shows that was on from 2002 to 2005 was American Dreams where the main character, a young girl played by Brittany Snow, used to go to Bandstand every day after school.The music for Bandstand was recreated using current bands portraying the originals. The soundtrack was fabulous. This show was also a great history lesson for us showing what the race riots were all about. I was very sad to see it go.
So what are your Bandstand or Soul Train memories? The host of Soul Train, Don Cornelius, sadly shot himself last night at the age of 75.