Unfortunately we don’t have any details at this time, except that she died on December 31, New Year’s Eve.
As Full Force will be celebrating our 30 years in the recording industry in 2014, there is a rumor that we will be coming out with a brand new all-star music project in the SUMMER of 2014 which will also feature over 30 true skool music artists (Where do these rumors start?? Oh well.)
*Hey ya’ll, this is Bowlegged Lou of Full Force.
Today, Sept 27, is the birthdate of my great friend up in Heaven, Don Cornelius. He would’ve of been 76 today.
Today we celebrate Don’s birthday with memories of the man & what he meant to the WORLD. Today we also celebrate his birthday with the first book written about Don Cornelius & his Soul Train legacy since his death too. The book is entitled “Love, Peace & Soul” written by Ericka Blount Danois for BackBeat Books. (For the media, Ericka & I are available for in-person interviews, phoners, etc. Hit me back via: email@example.com.)
Today, we’re also gonna celebrate Don Cornelius’s birthday with an after-work party in NY at The Inkwellat/Studio XXL at 59 West 21st between 5th & 6th avenue from 5pm to 11pm.(If u get there before 6:30pm,you get in FREE !!) Ericka will also be there signing & selling her great book & since I am in the book & I am a contributor, I will be signing her book too whether she likes it or not. HaHa. I will also be the special Bowlegged host of the shindig party today too. (Also my boy Boogie Black will be co-hosting too) We gonna have a Soul Train Line rockin’ in Don’s memory too. (Shoutout & thanks to Kevin “Sugar Daddy Woodley, Shawnique Hill & Mickey Dread).
I’m proud to say that Don was a close friend of mine & I’m not just saying that. From 1985 or 86 when we made our first Full Force appearance on Soul Train, I have never ever missed calling him personally to wish him a Happy Birthday. Today is no different as I called in to Heaven to have our annual birthday chat. Besides the birthdays, me & Don spoke regularly through all the ups & the middles & even the downs. I always checked on him as I never needed an occasion to get in touch. He always appreciated that too.
Check out this special video below that me & my Full Force guys along with filmmaker Xanda Tonge made special for Don & you’ll see what I’m talkin’ about. You’ll also get the true history & essence of just who Don was and the legacy he blazed. (Plus. in this video you’ll see how Full Force got Don to dance while we sang impromptu when he interviewed us on the Soul Train stage.)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY IN HEAVEN DON. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU. GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. LOVE, PEACE & SOUL!!!
*It is with a bit of irony that we post the latest update from Full Force‘s Bow Legged Lou on his brother Paul Anthony‘s battle with cancer (leukemia) on the day after the death of fellow musician George Duke who died from the same disease.
However, in Paul Anthony’s case, as Bowlegged Lou details, he’s fighting the good fight so well that he joined his brother (Full Force) to perform in Houston over the weekend.
As sure as my name is Bowlegged Lou, what ur about to read is a dream come true.
Friday Aug 2nd, 2013-Me & my two beloved brothers (Paul Anthony & B-Fine) rocked & performed our first Full Force Brothers stage show which was a track show in Houston Texas (Majic 102′s Live after 5 outdoor extravaganza) to over 3 thousand people with our beloved Cancer Champion brother Paul Anthony joining us for first time in over a year or so.( He was allowed to fly for the first time in over a year)
From the opening song of “Aint My Type Of Hype,” the 3 of us sang and did dance steps like teenagers & when our beloved brother Paul layed on the stage floor gyrating & withering in a sexual frenzy during a true skool slow song medley while singing Marvin Gaye’s “Distant Lover” as the women in the crowd went absolutely crazy.
All I could do is step to the back on stage and reflect with happy tears in my eyes because months and months ago, our beloved brother Paul sat in his hospital bed in Sloan Kettering Cancer Memorial Hospital with Dr Hamlin looking a little (just a little) glum as things weren’t lookin’ all that good, as doc was telling him that he is truly fighting for his life because his mantle cell lymphoma had transformed into leukemia as well, which left no choice but for him to go through a more potent strong chemotherapy for a week or so bringing his immune system close to nothing as I prepared myself with 2 injection shots a day for a week to harvest my stem cells so I can be the 100% donor match that I can be for our beloved brother’s bone marrow stem cell transplant which he had no choice but to go through.
All went well with the procedure back then and since that time he still goes to the hospital for his reinforcement treatments & takes his daily medication. Paul is doing great & things looks positive with prayers still continuing because of God & our beloved brother’s fighting spirit from the door when he was first diagnosed. Of course the great, great, great prayers, love & support from all family and friends, served up that extra medicine he needed as well. As Paul is still singing, movin’ and groovin’ on stage with us while still in the studio doing his writing & producing contributions for our special up-coming Full Force all star music project which is mostly being done in spirit & partial proceeds for his Cancer Champion initiative…we keep our prayers continuum for not only my beloved brother but prayers for everyone of us and our family/friends.
If u are going through struggles and tough times in ANYTHING, always hold on and stay strong with prayer & positivity. No matter how bleak things can get, remember it ain’t over until it’s over. May all the positive and optimistic things in life forever be yours.
Shout out to all of our loved ones in Heaven as their memory will NEVER be forgotten as we keep them always in our hearts.
EXTRA SHOUTOUT to Our Friend Gary Bond of Tom Joyner’s Reach Media Inc. for being the jumpstarter that called me on behalf of Majic 102 to get things started, An appreciative thank you to our great fans in Houston Texas & the entire hardworking staff of Majic 102 KMJQ (Terri “Terrific” Thomas, Jerry “Keepin It Together” McCruse, Robert BassMan SpaceMan” Washington, Kandi “Lengendary Luscious” Eastman, Jeff “The Studious 1″ Harrison, Funky Wunky Larry Jones, Connie “House Party” Bodacious, DJ Walter D & DJ> G.T. aka James Harden BallPlay in Look A Like That Just Dont Give A Jam, Jamie “Pretty One” Barrett and the entire Radio staff of Houston’s Majic 102.)
FULL FORCE LOVES & APPRECIATES YOU.”
I just want to echo what I’m sure most of us feel within ourselves today & that’s sending a Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers on Earth & to all the heavenly mothers up above whose memory will never be forgotten.
I also want to say that we truly, really, sincerely never have to wait for a Sunday in May just to wish mothers a happy mother’s day. Why? Because every day is mother’s day. We should never take for granted long stretches of time of not reaching out & communicating with mothers. We should never take for granted the simple gesture of calling mom on the phone or stopping by to visit her just to say I love you. Don’t let social media rob us of doing the human touch thing with mothers.
Always remember that mothers in heaven can hear you, so you should still reach out and touch. Touch by prayers, touch by conversation & touch by flashbacks of memories. Most mother’s are usually the backbone & strongest part of most families. Sometimes, the mother also serves as the father too in certain scenario’s & circumstances. Those are the ones that will sacrifice their own selves just to be there & lead.
Like Tupac said: “Dear Mama, you are appreciated.” Like The Intruders once said: “I’ll Always Love My Mama.” Like Cheryl Pepsii Riley once said: “Thanks For My Child.” Like Full Force says: “‘Everyday Is Mother’s Day.’ We salute u mother’s today & everyday. You will always be forever in all of our hearts. You are the song that we sing,the music that we play & thats why you’ll always be number 1 on all the charts.”
To all mothers up in heaven, your spirit is still with us & we thank God above for lighting your way. We give thanks to all moms in every facet of remembering, because EVERYDAY IS MOTHERS DAY ! (Click link below & share with everybody)
On behalf of EURweb & all of us Quincy Lovers, I’d like to say on March 14, today, happy 80th Birthday to OUR FRIEND, MR. QUINCY JONES.
Another milestone for our friend Q who continues to live life to the fullest. Q is a living legend & besides being the great talent he his,he is a great person with a great personality & great sense of humor. In the short video tribute below you will see & hear some of Q’s sense of humor as we flashback to a most special tribute in his honor given by Robert Deniro & The Tribeca Film Festival which me & my beloved brother Paul Anthony hosted in NYC awhile ago. He is a good friend of Full Force.
We will always appreciate him for his liner note quote he did for us on me & my 2 Full Force brother’s book entitled “Not Just A House Party” In this vid u will see Quincy getting love & props from many celebs & folk alike who respects,honors & support The Big Q!
Happy birthday, Quincy Jones. May all the positive & optimistic things in life be yours.