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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Soul Train

All Aboard! The “hippest trip in America” celebrated African American culture and style from 1971 to 2006. Enjoy this groovy ride through great memories!

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If you grew up in the ’70s or ’80s, then watching Soul Train may have been a highlight of your Saturday TV lineup.

Created by velvet-voiced host Don Cornelius, the show was young Black America’s answer to Dick Clark’s American Bandstand and one of the longest running shows in television history – broadcast nationally in syndication from 1971 to 2006.

Share in the comments below: What was your favorite back-in-the-day dance move? How about your favorite track? Your favorite dance party memory?

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Soul Train Line Dance.
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Marvin Gaye performs on Soul Train surrounded by dancers James Phillips and Fawn Quinones
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The Soul Train Dancers.
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The Sylvers On Soul Train
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The “hippest trip in America” celebrated African American culture and style was the place to peep the flyest hairdos (from blowouts and braids to perms and press and curls) and the fiercest fashions, to learn the funkiest dance moves and to see performances by our best and brightest R&B, funk, Top 40 and soul artists, including The Jackson 5, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Stevie Wonder, to name just a few.

 “You can bet your last money” Soul Train was a blast! So, revisit this blast from the past and take our quiz to test your knowledge of this groundbreaking television series.

Back in the day: take the quiz!

1
In what city did Soul Train originate?
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Which of these soul supergroups performed on the first nationally televised episode of Soul Train in 1971?
3
What did host Don Cornelius say at the end of each show?
4
What was the nickname given to early Soul Train dancers?
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The Soul Train Line was a highlight, where dancers showed off their fancy footwork. Which of these dancing queens was a fan favorite?
6
Don Cornelius hosted Soul Train from 1970 to 1993. After Cornelius stepped down, which one of these actors hosted for several years?
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Which old-school hair care product was a Soul Train sponsor?
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How long did a pair of dancers have to solve the “Soul Train Scramble Board” and uncover the name of a notable person in Black history?
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Which of these future Hollywood stars was a Soul Train dancer?
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What was the biggest hit song for former Soul Train dancer Jermaine Stewart?
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The Lockers, a legendary L.A. street dance troupe, became breakout stars on Soul Train. Which dancer was not a part of this crew?
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Who was the first white vocal artist to perform on Soul Train?
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Which former Soul Train dancers were original members of the R&B group Shalamar?
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The first Soul Train Music Awards was hosted by buddies Dionne Warwick and Luther Vandross in 1987. What besties have hosted the awards show several times in recent years?



Share in the comments below: What was your favorite back-in-the-day dance move? How about your favorite track? Your favorite dance party memory?


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