Sure wanna be: A Musician Like Daddy

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«… back under his daddy's wings after being born in a strange nest…»

Sure, your daddy is a brillant musician and always has been, but then again he was brought up in the age of Flower Power, Free Love and ...umm... Mind Expansion. You, on the other hand, have to draw your inspiration from Eco Power, Free Mobiles and Hair Extensions. It's not really fair now is it? It's in your genes, you know it is, but it's proving hard to get it out and get that cradle rockin'.

Don't worry. It can happen to the best of us. Let's look at a few examples of musicians stuggling to get out from under their respective daddies' wings – but succeeding nonetheless. For starters, there's Sean Lennon who made a very decent album whilst snapping away at US government for the murder of his dad. Not the best combo, so Sean is mainly doing producing work now. Still not bad.

Then there's Dweezil Zappa, who is on a 'tribute' tour playing his dad Frank's music. Well he's trying to at least, but of course he's way better at playing pop metal guitar tricks Van Halen-style. How about Adam Cohen? With acknowledged quality but failing success, he'll never be a match for daddy Leonard. Scored a nice hit though with "Eleanor". Ziggy Marley is doing better. Not the legend that his father Bob once was, but celebrated and well-received. Doing his bit for society as well.


Take a look at Jakob Dylan, who has sold more than 10 million cd's as his own self and is now trying to please Bob Dylan lovers with his new work. Looks like he is creeping back under his daddy's wings after being born in a strange nest. No, best to take Jeff Buckley as an example – artistically that is. This singer of Hallelujah fame has always been more popular than daddy Tim.

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