Don Cornelius’ Soul Train launched countless careers of today’s megastars like Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder among others. The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who’s obsessed with Soul Train, curated a phenomenal commemorative book that pays homage to the black cultural dynasty and serves as a tribute to its founder and creator, the late Don Cornelius who is credited with revolutionizing black entertainment.

A spectacular tribute, Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation features more than 350 historical images, a heartfelt foreword by Gladys Knight, a guide to the most memorable episodes, revelations from Cornelius and an afterword by Kenard Gibbs, CEO of Soul Train Holdings. Television executive Nick Cannon lends an engaging and comedic narrative sharing how he snuck into Soul Train when he was underage and how Cornelius served as his mentor.

Soul Train: The Music, Dance, and Style of a Generation goes on sale on October 22, 2013.