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Remembering A Blues Brother

Actor, comedian and singer John Belushi died on the 5th of March 1982.


John's first foray into entertainment came in 1965 when he formed a rock band with four other high school students.

In '72 he worked with Chevy Chase on the broadway comedy show National Lampoon Lemmings.

In '75 he joined the tv show Saturday Night Live, where he worked with the likes of Chevy, Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.

He created The Blues Brothers characters with Aykroyd on Saturday Night Live and this lead to a full band tour and a Number One album.

In '78 he starred in two movies, National Lampoon's Animal House and Goin' South.

He left Saturday Night Live in '79 to concentrate on movies with The Blues Brothers film released in 1980.

The movie had cameos from the likes of Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, James Brown, Ray Charles, Twiggy & Carrie Fisher and was a huge hit.

In '81 he starred in two films, Continental Divide and Neighbours.

He died in '82 aged 33 after taking a speedball, a mixture of cocaine and heroin.

At the time of his death, John was planning to work on two movies with Aykroyd, Spies Like Us and Ghostbusters, which were made after his death with other actors.

In 2004 John received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2015 he was voted the greatest Saturday Night Live cast member.