The Blues Brothers are a blues band that was created around a sketch on the show Saturday Night Live. The Blues Brothers included John Belushi as Joliet Jake and Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues. The Blues Brother first appeared on Saturday Night Live on January 17th, 1976, and was such a big hit that they created an album and movie.
Dan Aykroyd introduced John Belushi to blues music, and he loved it so much that the two started singing with a variety of blues bands. Howard Shore was the Saturday Night Live’s band leader, and he told the two to call themselves “The Blues Brothers”. They had their distinct sound, and look. The Blues Brothers always wore suits and Ray-Ban sunglasses.
Edwood Blues played a harmonica and guitar. Jake Blues was a singer. The Blues Brothers sang “Hey Bartender” on Saturday Night Live. Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi loved performing as the Blue Brothers. They started getting band members for the band. Some of the band members were from the Saturday Night Live band. The trombonists and saxophonist was Tom Malone, Steve Cooper was the guitarist, “Blue” Lou Marini was a saxophonists, and on bass was Donald “Duck” Dunn.
In 1978, The Blues Brothers released their first album, “Briefcase Full of Blues”. Judith Jacklin who is John Belushi’s wife got together with his friend, Tino Insana, and wrote the Blues Brothers: Private book. This is what led up to the movie being created. The Blues Brothers released “The Best of the Blues Brothers” in 1981. The Blues Brothers movie was released in 1980, and starred the original Blues Brothers, Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi. The iconic Bluesmobile was in the movie, and the movie was recorded in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues Brother movie included James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and Ray Charles. The movie was the tenth highest grossing movie of that year, which grossed over fifty seven million dollars.
John Belushi died of a drug overdose of cocaine and heroin on March 5, 1982. A second movie was released in 1998, which was called Blues Brothers 2000. Unfortunately, the movie didn’t do as well as the first movie. After the death of John Belushi, James Belushi started touring with the band. James is John’s brother. The Blues Brother 2000 video game was released after the movie, but didn’t do well.
Dan Aykroyd hosts the House of Blues Radio Hour every week, and the show is aired across the nation. Having a Blues Brother T-Shirt is a way to keep the Blues Brothers band alive. The Blues Brother T-Shirt features the late and great John Belushi as Jake, and Dan Aykrod as Elwood on the tee shirt along with the Blues Brothers movie logo underneath their photos. A fan favorite is the original Blues Brothers Band T-Shirt. The Blues Brother Band tee shirt is black with the Blues Brothers name and logo on a guitar. This tee shirt is rare, and a great t-shirt to own, but who wouldn’t be thrilled to wear the Blues Brothers Holy Man T-Shirt that features John Belushi wearing the Blues Brothers sunglasses, hat and suit along with ‘Holy Man’ stated on the front of the tee shirt? If you love blues music or you are a loyal Blues Brothers fan, then wearing the Blues Brothers t-shirts would be great!
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