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Alan 'Mr Fabulous' Rubin

Alan 'Mr Fabulous' Rubin
Alan 'Mr Fabulous' Rubin
Instrument: Trumpet, Background Vocals

Alan 'Mr Fabulous' Rubin played trumpet with Jake and Elwood's band "The Blues Brothers" until Jake was sent to prison. He then began a short career as Maitre'D for the Chez Paul restaurant in Chicago, before returning to the band in 1979. After a very brief tour, he spent several years in prison. Upon his release he became a funeral director, until finally being convinced by Elwood Blues to rejoin the Blues Brothers Band.

Biography of Alan Rubin

Alan Rubin
Alan Rubin
Date of Birth: 11th February, 1943
Date of Death: 8th June, 2011 (Aged 68)

Alan Rubin's acerbic wit and sizzling trumpet licks are legendary around New York recording studios. A gifted trumpet, flugelhorn and piccolo trumpet player, Rubin is one of the most prolific players in the business. He has performed and recorded with everyone from Frank Sinatra to Frank Zappa, from Duke Ellington ("Newport Suite") to Blood, Sweat and Tears (lead trumpet on "Spinning Wheel"), from Sting to Aerosmith to the Rolling Stones, as well as with Paul Simon, James Taylor, Eric Clapton, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin, James Brown and Dr. John.

At age seventeen, Rubin entered the prestigious Juilliard School of Music on a scholarship. He was the original trumpet player with the Saturday Night Live Band and performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Olympics with Paul Shaffer and the Late Night Band.

Alan passed away on June 8th, 2011. He was 68 years old.

Featured Movie Scenes

The Blues Brothers
Alan Rubin featured in many scenes in this movie.
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Alan Rubin appears on the following Blues Brothers Albums:

Briefcase Full of Blues (1978)
Briefcase Full of Blues (1978)
   


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