Dan Aykroyd, Writer: The Blues Brothers. Daniel Edward Aykroyd was born on July 1, 1952 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, to Lorraine Hélène (Gougeon), a secretary from a French-Canadian family, and Samuel Cuthbert Peter Hugh Aykroyd, a civil engineer. Forty years ago, a band of misfits in leather jackets and torn jeans emerged out of Queens, N.Y., and changed the world. in conjunction with the Grammy Museum, that examines the roots…