PICS: The Blues Brothers at Harrah’s Resort SoCal

'Shake Your Tail Feather': The Blues Brothers -- fronted by Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, of course -- recently rocked their way through Harrah's Resort SoCal.

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As far as we can tell, their Dec. 8 show was the first time the legendary group has performed in the San Diego area -- ever.
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For the uninitiated, the Blues Brothers are a blues/soul revivalist band founded in 1978 by actors Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi for a "Saturday Night Live" comedy sketch.
Aykroyd (pictured) and Belushi fronted the band as the characters of harmonica player/vocalist Elwood Blues and lead vocalist Jake "Joliet" Blues, respectively.
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After performing on "Saturday Night Live," the band released its debut live album "Briefcase Full of Blues" in 1978.
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Their namesake film was released in 1980 and has since become a cult comedy classic -- and featured performances by some of R&B, soul and blues' most prominent figures like Aretha Franklin, James Brown, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and more.
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After John Belushi's untimely death in 1982, the band continued to perform with a rotation of guest singers and other band members -- including John Goodman as "Mighty Mack" McTeer and John's brother, Jim (pictured right), as "Brother Zee" Blues.
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In 1998, a sequel to the original "Blues Brothers" film was released, titled "Blues Brothers 2000." To promote it, the band -- fronted by Aykroyd, Belushi (pictured) and Goodman -- performed at the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXI, along with ZZ Top and James Brown.
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A faux news report had circulated prior to the show stating that "the Blues Brothers had escaped police custody and were on their way to the Louisiana Superdome," the site of that year's game.
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Fun fact: Aykroyd is partial owner of the House of Blues concert venue franchise.
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While the band has been active since 1978, they've only got two studio albums to their name: 1992's "Red, White & Blues" and 2017's "The Last Shade of Blues Before Black." Other albums under their belts are live albums, soundtracks and compilations.
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The Blues Brothers performing at Harrah's Resort SoCal.
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J.J. "Taboo" Holiday plays guitar in the band.
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Belushi pictured gettin' into the groove at the show.
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Larry Lee Lerma plays bass for the group.
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What a great show -- come back soon, boys!
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