The Blues Brothers have performed at the 8 Day Weekend many times over the years to a packed marquee and are a favourite with the crowd.
Originally they were founded in 1978 by Comedians Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as part of a musical sketch on Saturday Night Live in America.
The band was composed of well-known musicians, and debuted as the musical guest in a 1978 episode of Saturday Night Live, opening the show performing “Hey Bartender”, and later “Soul Man”
In 1978, the band released their debut album, Briefcase Full of Blues. The album was released on November 28, 1978 and has sold 3.5 million copies in all. It is among the highest-selling blues albums of all time.
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