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The New Blues Brothers, Three Decades Later September 4, 2010

Posted by David W. King in Blues, Entertainment Industry.
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All new Blues Brothers show, sanctioned by Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and The Belushi Estate

Thirty-two years ago, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi debuted the American Blues and Soul Revivalist band, The Blues Brothers, as a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live. Almost instanty, “Joliet” Jake and Elwood Blues became a national phenomenon, cutting four albums and releasing a cult-hit feature film.

In 1982, actor John Belushi passed away from a drug overdose at Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood, putting the fate of The Blues Brothers into question.

Since then, actor Dan Aykroyd has tirelessly kept the legacy of those characters going in various concert formats featuring guest artists, including a sequel to the original Blues Brothers movie called, Blues Brothers 2000.

Now, thirty two years after their national debut, Dan Aykroyd, together with the blessing and support of Judy Belushi and The Belushi Estate, have passed the torch, officially sanctioning a new generation of performers to step into the shoes of the legendary bluesmen, Jake and Elwood. (more…)