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The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers, more formally called The Blues Brothers' Show Band and Revue, are an American blues and rhythm and blues revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedy actors Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Belushi and Aykroyd, respectively in character as lead vocalist "Joliet Jake" Blues and harmonica player/backing vocalist Elwood Blues, fronted the band, which was composed of well-known and respected musicians. The Blues Brothers first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17, 1976. The band made its second appearance as the musical guest on the April 22, 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live. They would make their third and last appearance on November 18, 1978.The band began to take on a life beyond the confines of television, releasing an album, Briefcase Full of Blues, in 1978, and then having a Hollywood film, The Blues Brothers, created around its characters in 1980.After the death of Belushi in 1982, the Blues Brothers have continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members. The band reformed in 1988 for a world tour and again in 1998 for a sequel film, Blues Brothers 2000. They make regular appearances at musical festivals worldwide.On August 31, 2011, it was announced that Dan Aykroyd and Judith Belushi Pisano were pitching a new Blues Brothers TV series to primetime networks.

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The Blues Brothers - Everybody Needs Somebody

Everybody Needs Somebody

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Aretha Franklin - The Blues Brothers - Think

Think

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The Blues Brothers - Sweet Home Chicago

Sweet Home Chicago

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The Blues Brothers - Minnie the Moocher

Minnie the Moocher

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The Blues Brothers - Jailhouse Rock

Jailhouse Rock

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The Blues Brothers - Gimme Some Lovin'

Gimme Some Lovin'

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Wilson Pickett - Everybody Needs Somebody

Everybody Needs Somebody

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The Blues Brothers - She Caught The Katy

She Caught The Katy

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The Blues Brothers - Peter Gunn Theme

Peter Gunn Theme

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The Blues Brothers - Shake A Tail Feather

Shake A Tail Feather

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The Blues Brothers - Theme from Rawhide

Theme from Rawhide

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Ray Charles - The Blues Brothers - Shake Your Tailfeather

Shake Your Tailfeather

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