Music History

Published on May 5th, 2019 | by Alan Cross

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The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 855: Musical offspring

I supposed if you grow up in a creative household, something is inevitably going to rub off, whether it be pre-destined in your genes or just because of what goes around you as you’re growing up.

Take the case of Patrick Schwarzenegger, son of Arnold. He’s done some acting just like dad. Duncan Jones is the son of David Bowie and is a respected film director. Sasha Spielberg, daughter of Stephen, has become a screenwriter. Ben Stiller is the son of Jerry Stiller.

If we turn to music, we find Roseanne Cash, singing daughter of Johnny. There’s Miley Cyrus, daughter of Billy Ray. Norah Jones is the daughter of Ravi Shankar. Jason Bonham is the son of Led Zeppelin drummer John.

How many other parent-child combinations can we find if we just focus on the world of alt-rock? Sounds like it’s time to make a list.

Songs heard on this program:

Bob Dylan, Like a Rolling Stone

The Wallflowers, One Headlight

Green Day, American Idiot

SWMRS, Berkeley’s on Fire

The Call, Let the Day Begin

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Love Burns

Ziggy Marley and the Melody Makers, Tomorrow People

Jeff Buckely, The Last Goodbye

The Lennon Claypool Delerium, Mr. Wright

Oasis, Lyla

Inhaler, It Won’t Always Be Like This

Kasador, Brood & Bloom

Need a playlist? Eric Wilhite has obliged.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.


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