The original blues brothers was founded in 1976 by comedy actors, Dan Aykroyd & John Belushi for a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live there band was The Blues Brothers Rhythm and Blues Revue. The band made there second appearance on Saturday Night Live as the musical guest in April of 1978 and there third an final appearance in Nov 1978. The band released an album in 1978 called Briefcase Full of Blues.
The Hollywood film The Blues Brothers was filmed in 1980 using the characters John Belushi as “Joliet” Jake Blues named after (Joliet Prison) was the lead vocalist in the movie. Dan Aykroyd’s character was named Elwood Blues named after the Elwood Ordnance Plant which made grenades & TNT during World War II Dan Aykroyd was backing vocals and harmonica in the movie.