By Frank Donovan
After Ronson’s parents got divorced, his mom married Foreigner frontman Mick Jones, who proceeded to pen the 1984 power ballad “I Want to Know What Love Is.”
Brandy is Ray J’s older sister, and the two are first cousins with Snoop Dogg.
Etheridge and her partner Julie Cypher were able to have children with the help of sperm donor Crosby.
The Beatles’ Starr and the Eagles’ Walsh are married to sisters Marjorie and Barbara Bach–making the men brothers-in-law.
When White was married to Jackson Smith from 2009 to 2013, Patti Smith was her mother-in-law.
Jones’ father was the late sitarist Ravi Shankar.
The Wallflowers’ Jakob Dylan is the son of folk legend Bob Dylan.
The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson is the father of Carnie and Wendy of the group Wilson Phillips.
Chynna Phillips, one third of Wilson Phillips, is the daughter of The Mamas and the Papas’ John and Michelle Phillips.
Singer-songwriter Rufus is the son of folk singer Loudon Wainwright III.
Nas’ father is a renowned jazz musician who even played on some of his son’s tracks, including “Life’s a Bitch.”
Motown label founder Berry Gordy’s son and grandson are LMFAO’s RedFoo and Sky Blu.
The two rappers are father and son
Roseanne followed in her dad Johnny’s footsteps by becoming a successful country/blues singer-songwriter
Jeff’s father Tim was also a singer-songwriter.
Jazz trumpeter Don Cherry was Eagle Eye’s father and Neneh’s stepfather.
Leonard passed his musical genes to son and singer-songwriter Adam of Low Millions.
Ben Taylor has 100% musical genes, with James Tyler and Carly Simon as his parents.
Kelly Clarkson’s mother-in-law is Reba McEntire. Lucky!
Whether by blood or marriage, many of our favorite artists have equally famous musical family members. Take Dionne Warwick and Whitney Houston. Their mothers were sisters, so the two singers were cousins. Houston’s mother was a member of gospel group the Drinkards, which Warwick’s mother managed. They sang back-up for Aretha Franklin and Elvis Presley.