How the 'Blues Brothers' revived R&B

The cult musical comedy's legacy

Stars Insider

15/06/21 | StarsInsider

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'The Blues Brothers' was made a little over 40 years ago and remains a cinema cult classic. Starring John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd, the madcap movie helped revive the careers of several legendary R&B artists, among them Aretha Franklin and James Brown. It also briefly consolidated Belushi's career as a maverick but troubled comedian. A critical and commercial success, 'The Blues Brothers' featured a cast of celebrated actors and performers, many of whom are no longer around.

Click through for an appreciation of one of the most influential musical comedies ever made, and find out what happened to some of the cast and crew.


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