How a goofy detective movie, a disenchanted director and an unlikely songwriter led to one of the biggest hits in pop history.
A Soul Train dancer takes us through a day on the show, and explains what you had to do to get camera time.
Kooper produced Lynyrd Skynyrd, played with Dylan and the Stones, and formed BS&T.
"I'll Be" was what Edwin called his "Hail Mary" song. He says it proves "intention of the songwriter is 180 degrees from potential interpretation by an audience."
With the band in danger of being dropped from their label, Alice Cooper drummer Neal Smith co-wrote the song that started their trek from horror show curiosity to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Soul music legend Bill Withers on how life experience and the company you keep leads to classic songs like "Lean On Me."