2012 – Don Cornelius: NEWS RELEASE

2012 – Don Cornelius: NEWS RELEASE
The Recording Academy Statement re: Don Cornelius
Feb. 1, 2012

Recording Academy Trustees Award recipient Don Cornelius created a cultural phenomenon with “Soul Train,” providing a platform for recording artists to showcase their talents to a wider, more diverse audience. He made an indelible impact on American television, one that will continue to be appreciated for generations to come. His beautiful, deep voice and measured pace always sounded warm and familiar to the millions who admired and followed his broadcasts. The music industry has lost a true visionary and trailblazer, and our deepest sympathies extend to his family, friends, and all who welcomed him in their homes for so many years.

Neil Portnow
The Recording Academy

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