Dick Clark Was THIS Desperate To Profit Off Black Music? It Got Ugly

Posted On : June 11, 2015

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The year was 1971 when Don Cornelius expanded his television show nationwide and everybody couldn’t wait for Saturday morning to come so we could tune in.

While we were waking up, eating a bowl of cereal, and watching the dancers doing the bump and pop locking down the Soul Train line, Dick Clark was rigorously working behind the scenes to shut down our favorite Saturday morning show and trying to snatch Don Cornelius’ top-rated soul spot by doing what many people in his position had been…