Watch: Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon'

July 31, 2013

Dan Aykroyd

It's time to get the band back together. Kinda. For those who don't know, Dan Aykroyd has been on tour performing as Elwood Blues. That might seem like a bit of a disappointment since John Belushi (aka Joliet Jake) is no longer with us to complete the duo known as The Blues Brothers, but the late comedian's brother Jim Belushi has been filling in. But last night, Aykroyd took the stage of "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" all on his own (with help from Fallon's house band The Roots), complete with an energetic intro from the show's host, to perform the wholly appropriate tune "Born in Chicago." Watch it!

Here's Dan Aykroyd performing as Elwood Blues on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" from NBC:

Though Aykroyd has aged, he certainly hasn't lost his energy to put on a good show. And if this is what he's doing while waiting for Ghostbusters 3 to get off the ground, at least audiences are still getting a taste of the good ole days. Though this performance is spirited and exciting, it's also bittersweet knowing that John Belushi didn't live on to partake in fun little appearances like this. Who knows what comedy would be like today if Belushi hadn't left this world all too soon. Now go watch The Blues Brothers and try not to dance.

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Reader Feedback - 3 Comments


As much as i love John Goodman, I'm glad Aykroyd didn't bring him along for this. BB 2000 was awful. But, always good to see Elwood.

grimjob on Jul 31, 2013


Now they just need a skinny guy

DJROBL on Aug 1, 2013

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