'Soul Train' Creator Don Cornelius Honored by Times Square Flash Mob

By Tom Liddy on February 5, 2012 10:37am 

MANHATTAN — The Big Apple's got soul.

A flash mob of wig-wearing boom box-carrying "Soul Train" fans packed Times Square Saturday to honor the long-running show's late creator, Don Cornelius.

Raucous revelers grooved to the sounds of Michael Jackson's "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" and others during the afternoon event.

Throngs of onlookers stopped to gawk and take pictures of the funky fun as participants, some donning roller blades and Afro wigs, danced down in a line similar to the show's famed 'Soul Train' line.

Cornelius, 75, died last Wednesday, reportedly in an apparent suicide, in his Los Angeles home.

His pioneering TV show, which ran for 35 years, beginning in 1971, was a launching pad for numerous soul and R&B artists and featured performers such as Al Green, Marvin Gaye, the Jackson 5 and Stevie Wonder.

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