For All Points-Of-The-View.
Chicago Recording Artist Bobby Hutton performed live (see attached link) onnthe very first national pilot show of the nationally syndicated SOUL TRAIN music tv show with Don Cornelius, yet for some reason Bobby Hutton was not included in the line-up of Chicago recording artists set to perform for the 40th Year Anniversary of The Soul Train show in Chicago this Labor Day Holiday !!
It was the performances of Bobby Hutton along with the late Eddie Kendricks, Gladys Knight & The Pips and others on that first pilot Soul Train show that attracted the other bigger name Chicago recording artists to await their scheduling on the new nationally syndicated Soul Train show with Don Cornelius out of California. And 40 years later after that 1971 inaugural show, Chicago recording artist Bobby Hutton is probably the only Chicago recording artist who recorded a current new hit recording with his new hit song "20 Years Later."
So I am sure that it was not a purposeful oversight not to include him with the likes of Jerry Butler, The Chi-Lites, Gene Chandler and the others the city has chosen to be a part of the live 40 year anniversary show when they chose from the popular names that they knew but its not too late to make this 40th year Soul Train Anniversary right by adding the one Chicago recording artist like Bobby Hutton who is just as much a part of this history by his performing live on that very first national pilot show of the nationally syndicated show in 1971 with Don Cornelius and SOUL TRAIN !!
There is no way that Don Cornelius or ANYONE can deny that Chicago Recording artist Bobby Hutton is very much a part of the historic Chicago music artists who came up with all of the other legends of that music era and has performed as well in Chicago and across the world, and again was on that very first show in 1971 that showed SOUL TRAIN to the world through the nationally syndicated show after its start on Chicago's local WCIU-TV.
Since Bobby Hutton was a part of Don Cornelius and SOUL TRAIN's historic first national broadcast in 1971, that 40 years later in Chicago, Bobby Hutton still has time to be included in the 40th Year anniversary of the show in Chicago.
I hope that the City and the music producers like Tom Tom Washington, Gene Barge, Don Cornelius and others would make right the oversight of a Chicago recording artist like Bobby Hutton that they all know was a part of the inaugural SOUL TRAIN history 40 years ago and should be properly included and recognized 40 Years Later.