John Landis’ 1980 flick The Blues Brothers is as good as it gets for music lovers. To me, it sits side-by-side with Almost Famous, Wayne’s World and This Is Spinal Tap (I’m probably forgetting a ton of others), easily one of the greatest music films ever concocted.
It sat at a busy musical crossroads; filming in Chicago while the city was at the centre of blues and soul. It attracted cameos from Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and John Lee Hooker to name a few… basically a cohort of legendary characters suddenly found themselves in the same place.
It’s dark out, and we’re wearing sunglasses: remember one of the greatest music films ever made with behind-the-scenes shots from The Blues Brothers.
At a junction that heavy, you’ll no doubt see a slew of awesome behind-the-scenes snaps. These shots frame John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Carrie Fisher, the cast and the crew as they were knee deep in the production of this now-iconic film.
Check them out below:
Via Dangerous Minds.