My favorites-- The Cowboy Junkies are made up mostly of Timmins family members, ie Margo et al. Is that what you mean? Cheers. Craig
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Well, Mes, good for you! You picked the family of jazz musicians that would probably get my vote. However, we can't forget the Marsalis family (even if we want to): Wynton, Branford, Delfeayo, and their father Ellis; the Redmans (Dewey and Joshua); the Freemans (Von and his son Chico); or the Brubecks (father Dave, and his 3 sons). We could also include the Brecker brothers; the Cuban father/son jazz pianists, Bebo and Chucho; the Cash family singers (Johnny, his wife, and her entire musician side of the family); etc.
And to wind up with a really obscure choice, I'll throw in my first wife's uncle and aunt, Joe and Rose Lee Maphis, two of the finest country musicians to come out of western Maryland. Joe was a superb guitarist, and his wife Rose Lee was an outstanding singer. And for those who say they never heard Joe Maphis before, I refer them back to the old TV series, "Bonanza" (with Pa, Hoss, Little Joe, Adam, Hop Sing, etc.). That opening musical theme for the show featured Joe Maphis on guitar -- you remember: dum-dada-dum-dada-dum-dum....
Forgot Robin and Kevin Eubanks, both of whom I've seen. Robin with Dave Holland Quintet a few times. I guess if I've seen em more than twice, must be a favorite :-) Ah yes, Scott, Sun nights while growing up was Bonanza night, who could forget the theme. Who'd a thunk Ben woulda raised a werewolf. Also remember the first time I saw the Kinks, again I believe on a Sun. night, I think on Ed Sullivan in my youth. Dave Davies, the first metal guitarist IMO. Appreciate the comments above, quite educational.
Ah the history of popular music is littered with such family ties,here are some examples not already given,all of which have at least done some decent stuff.
Buckleys-Tim and Jeff
Dylans-Bob and Jacob
Harveys-Alex and Les
Eno's-Brain and Roger
Let's not mention Oasis.....obviously too there are many husband and wife teams-Richard & Linda Thompson etc.
New cult band The White Stripes feature in all categories since they are rumoured to be either husband & wife or brother and sister depending on which press you believe.
Ben, I'll have to check my LP's for Lee Harvey on the early SAHB. Sounds like he succumbed to the same fate of another old favorite of mine Kieth Relf when he was with Armegedon, who I also recall was electrocuted, either onstage or in the studio while playing.Pops- saw the Partridges open for Mountain years ago, remember thinking how much their drummer, Danny B. reminded me of Bonham :-) Sadly, I've not seen any live recordings of theirs released.