Dan Aykroyd’s family originated in Halifax West Yorkshire UK, so establishing a rather tortuous circular link with Northern Soul music. Famously he created the role of Elwood Blues on Saturday Night Live and then the cult classic Blue Brothers where existing blues and souls stars were brought together and remembered in an excellent tribute.
Dan is interested in genealogy and traced his family tree to Samuel Aykroyd born in Halifax in 1650.
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