Blues Brothers (blues/soul revivalist band)
The Blues Brothers were Jake and Elwood Blues, as protrayed by John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. The Blues Brothers Band refers to the entire band musicians, of which there are dozens. The band has played in different combinations for different venues, including the two Blues Brothers films, several studio albums and a number of live and compilation releases.
The Blues Brothers (or, more formally, 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 SNL. They would make their third and last appearance on November 18, 1978.Continue reading at Wikipedia...
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