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Top Ten Musicians Spawned From Other Musicians

Bob Dylan's canceled show in Glendale tonight got us thinking about his son, Jakob Dylan, who is still young and fit enough to perform in just over 100 degree weather. He's less at risk for heatstroke, sure, but, of course, the number of folks who will shell out cash to see Jake is definitely not in the same ballpark as the those who would see Daddy Bobby perform.

That's kind of a trend, actually. Many children grow up to follow in their parents' footsteps, and the world of music is no different. Unfortunately, from what we found, few of them are able to get to the same level their 'rents did. Some come pretty close though. Here's our list of the top ten musicians spawned from other musicians.

10. Zak Starkey


Son of: Ringo Starr (Starkey) and Maureen Cox
Claim to Fame: Full time drummer for The Who since 1996. From 2004-2008 enjoyed a stint with BritPop outlet Oasis.

9. Jason Bonham


Son of: Late Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham.
Claim to Fame: Frontman of his band, Bonham. Former Live drummer for Foreigner. Took the place of his Father for Led Zeppelin's reunion show in 2007.

8. Ziggy Marley


Son of: Bob and Rita Marley
Claim to Fame: Four-time Grammy award winner and successful at carrying on his father's legacy.

7. Julian/Sean Lennon


Son of: John Lennon and Cynthia Powell (Julian); John Lennon and Yoko Ono (Sean) 
Claims to Fame: Julian made a minor splash in 80's and his 1998 album Photograph Smile received considerable radio play. Sean released one solo album, Into The Sun, and currently fronts the New York-based band Cibo Matto. The brothers maintain a close relationship.
 
6. Jakob Dylan


Son of: Bob and Sarah Dylan
Claim to Fame: Lead Singer and Songwriter of The Wallflowers who had a huge solo hit with "One Headlight" about a decade ago.
 
5. Norah Jones

Daughter of: Ravi Shankar
Claim to Fame: Winning Best New Artist and Record of the Year in 2002 for her album Come Away With Me. Has sold 36 million records worldwide.

4. Rufus Wainwright


Son of: Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle.
Claim to Fame: Rolling Stone's Best New Artist of 1998. His 2001 album Poses reached number one on the U.S. Heatseekers charts.
 
3. Natalie Cole

Daughter of: Nat King Cole and Maria Hawkins Ellington Cole
Claim to Fame: Numerous R&B hits and nine-time Grammy award winner.

2. Hank Williams Jr.


Son of: Hank Williams
Claim to Fame: Four-time Emmy award winner for the Monday Night Football theme. Also, a country music revolutionary.

1. Jeff Buckley


Son of: Tim Buckley
Claim to Fame: Posthumous cover of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." The music of his short career is still revered over 12 years after his death. Like his father, died tragically and before his time.

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