The Grammy Museum paid tribute to the 40th anniversary of "Soul Train" with a special multi-media panel discussion on September 8. "Soul Train," which became an American music institution, was a national launch pad for urban music, outrageous fashion and hip dances. PHOTOS: BECKY SAPP

On hand to celebrate the milestone are (from left) "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius, Jody Watley, and Smokey Robinson who shared their "Soul Train" memories with attendees and moderator, Scott Goldman, VP of the Grammy Foundation (right).

Don Cornelius fondly remembers his many years on the show and the impact it had in music and media.

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