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Feb 25

Soul Train: The Early Years 1971-1974 – Music History Livestream

February 25 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm EST

Soul Train: The Early Years 1971-1974 – Music History Livestream. Presented by Robert Kelleman – Washington, DC History & Culture

Soul Train: The Early Years 1971-1974 – Music History Livestream

Friday, February 25, 2022 – 8:00 PM EDT (Washington, DC time)

Please note that this program has been rescheduled from Friday, February 11 to Friday, February 25 (8:00 PM EDT).

Apologies for any inconvenience.

On a TBD date in the near future we’ll also be hosting our Soul Train Disco Dance Party: 1975-1979 Music History Livestream.

Stay tuned for details.



Let’s travel back in time to 1971-1974 to experience the best sites and sounds of Soul Train, the early years.

Soul Train, created by Don Cornelius, debuted nationally 50-years ago: October 2, 1971. Let’s celebrate by taking a look back at some of the most noteworthy performers and performances during the show’s first three seasons: 1971-1974.

Artists from this time that we’ll feature include …

Gladys Knight & The Pips

Marvin Gaye

The Temptations

Stevie Wonder

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas

The Jackson 5

Edwin Star

The O’Jays

Ike & Tina Turner

The Spinners

Jackie Wilson

Honey Cone

and many more!

Soul Train is an American music-dance television program which aired in syndication from October 2, 1971, to March 27, 2006. In its 35-year history, the show primarily featured performances by R&B, soul, dance/pop, and hip hop artists, although funk, jazz, disco, and gospel artists also appeared. The series was created by Don Cornelius, who also served as its first host and executive producer. The show premiered locally in Chicago on August 17, 1970, before getting syndicated nationally the following year.

Donald Cortez Cornelius (September 27, 1936 – February 1, 2012) was an American television show host and producer who was best known as the creator of the nationally syndicated dance and music show Soul Train, which he hosted from 1971 until 1993.


Your host for this program is Robert Kelleman, the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture.

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