By John Calhoun

June 16th, 1980 –  The Blues Brothers movie world premiere took place here in Chicago.

Jake and Elwood Blues (John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd) from Saturday Night Live had come to the big screen.

It’s a film loaded with music, humor and plenty of Chicagoland scenes.

Many legendary music stars join Jake and Elwood in the film. A partial list includes Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Cab Calloway and Steve Cropper.

The Blues Brothers is a strong favorite among people with connections to Chicago (including me).

Buckle up and enjoy this official 1980 trailer:


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