Questions and answers

Did Belushi and Aykroyd sing in Blues Brothers?

Did Belushi and Aykroyd sing in Blues Brothers?

Belushi and Aykroyd fronted the band, in character, respectively, as lead vocalist ‘Joliet’ Jake Blues and harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues. After Belushi’s death in 1982, the Blues Brothers continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members.

What church was used in The Blues Brothers movie?

Triple Rock Church
The church in which Jake and Elwood receive the divine intervention, with the help of pastor James Brown, happens at Triple Rock Church. The actual location is modern day Pilgrim Baptist on the South Side of Chicago.

Where is Bob’s Country Bunker?

If somebody says they’re from Kokomo, it generally means they’re from the country.”That’s the case in the classic 1980s movie “The Blues Brothers,” where the Chicago blues band stops by a fictitious bar called Bob’s Country Bunker set in Kokomo.

How old is Dan Aykroyd now?

69 years (July 1, 1952)
Dan Aykroyd/Age

What was the first appearance of The Blues Brothers?

On January 17, 1976, the Blues Brothers appeared for the first time on the tenth ever episode of Saturday Night Live. Except they were dressed like bees.

Is The Blues Brothers based on a true story?

The Real Brothers Who Inspired the Band The Downchild Blues was formed in 1969 by two brothers, Donnie and Richard “Hock” Walsh, which ended up being the inspiration for Aykroyd’s and Belushi’s characters. Aykroyd’s Elwood Blues was modeled after Donnie, the harmonica player, and guitarist.

Did The Blues Brothers movie make money?

The Blues Brothers made more than $115 million in theaters worldwide after it was released on June 20, 1980—even though director John Landis and the crew couldn’t identify whether the movie was a comedy, a musical, a classic, or an expensive disaster.

Is the restaurant in Ferris Bueller the same as Blues Brothers?

Both “The Blues Brothers” (1980) and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” (1986) had memorable scenes inside an uptight French restaurant in downtown Chicago. Chez Quis is actually L’Orangrie, a now defunct LA restaurant.

What Holiday Inn was in The Blues Brothers?

Mrs Tarantino tips the brothers off to Murph and the Magic Tones, who are playing the Holiday Inn, which is now the Quality Inn O’Hare Airport, 3801 North Mannheim Road at Waveland Avenue in Schiller Park, just south of O’Hare Airport (there’s a shuttle bus to the airport).

Where is the opening scene of Blues Brothers filmed?

Joliet Correctional Center
According to Movie Locations, the opening scene of Jake being released from prison was shot in the Joliet Correctional Center in Joliet, Illinois. The car chase where the brothers find themselves cornered inside a shopping mall is shot at the now-closed down Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois.

Who was Dan Aykroyd married to?

Donna Dixonm. 1983
Dan Aykroyd/Spouse

Does Dan Aykroyd own House of Blues?

Aykroyd is also a businessman, having co-founded the House of Blues chain of music venues and the Crystal Head Vodka brand.