NEW YORK (AP) — Dozens of people are dancing in Times Square as a tribute to “Soul Train” creator Don Cornelius.

The dancers say they are recreating one of the “Soul Train lines” that were a popular feature of the music show. Dancers would line up and take turns dancing toward the camera with new moves they had invented.

Cornelius committed suicide Wednesday in Los Angeles.

Jon Quick said Soul Train inspired him to become a professional DJ.

He wore an afro wig and held up a speaker blaring disco music on Saturday as dancers bounced along Broadway near 46th Street.

Hundreds of people also paid tribute to Cornelius at a meeting in Harlem earlier in the day. They filled Al Sharpton’s headquarters to hear friends and fans recount memories of the TV pioneer.

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