The Blues Brothers
American blues and soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live.- The Blues Brothers
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1980 American musical comedy film directed by John Landis.
It stars John Belushi as "Joliet" Jake Blues and Dan Aykroyd as his brother Elwood, characters developed from the recurring musical sketch "The Blues Brothers" on NBC variety series Saturday Night Live.
American comedian, actor, and musician, best known for being one of the seven original cast members of the NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live (SNL).
He also pursued interests in music, creating with Aykroyd, Lou Marini, Tom Malone, Steve Cropper, Donald "Duck" Dunn, Paul Shaffer, and The Blues Brothers, which led to the successful film of the same name.
American soul and R&B duo who performed together from 1961 until 1981.
The Blues Brothers, who helped create a resurgence of popularity for soul, R&B, and blues in the 1980s, were influenced by Sam & Dave – their biggest hit was a cover of "Soul Man", and their act and stage show contained many homages to the duo.
Canadian actor, comedian, producer, musician and writer.
He performed with his friend John Belushi in a musical sketch on SNL, the Blues Brothers, which they turned into an actual performing band and then featured in the 1980 film The Blues Brothers.
Canadian composer and conductor noted for his film scores.
Shore also suggested the name for The Blues Brothers to Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi.
1998 American musical comedy film which is a sequel to the 1980 film The Blues Brothers, written and produced by John Landis and Dan Aykroyd.
Against Stigmata's advice, Elwood tracks down Cabel at the police headquarters, to inform him of his real father, and to ask him to join The Blues Brothers Band, which he plans on reforming.
American guitarist, songwriter and record producer.
He was later a member of the Blues Brothers band.
American jazz musician, arranger, and producer.
He has been a member of The Blues Brothers, Saturday Night Live Band, and the CBS Orchestra, the house band for the Late Show with David Letterman.
American saxophonist, arranger, and composer.
He is best known for his work in jazz, rock, blues, and soul music, as well as his association with The Blues Brothers.
Canadian singer, composer, actor, author, comedian, and multi-instrumentalist who served as David Letterman's musical director, band leader, and sidekick on the entire run of both Late Night with David Letterman (1982–1993) and Late Show with David Letterman (1993–2015).
Shaffer occasionally teamed up with the Not Ready for Prime-Time Players off the show, as well, including work on Gilda Radner's highly successful Broadway show and as the musical director for John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd whenever they recorded or performed as the Blues Brothers.