Music history is rife with siblings who work together, even if at some point they have a falling from 2 along the way. Fortunately, the majority of the family acts have avoided publicized inner turmoil, like the brother-sister tandem of the Carpenters, the brothers in Van Halen, and the Taylor brethren of Duran Duran.
There are also a trio of brothers, the Finns, in the Eighties New Wave Band Split Enz, who has hits like “One Step Ahead” and “I Got You.” Making strikes around that same time were the sisters of Heart, Ann and Nancy Wilson.
Still in any musicians who aspire to form a ring with Sis or Bub may want to take cautilon, for there are a lot of family groups that have nearly torn each other emotionally or in litigation. The Beach Boys with the Wilson brothers could be the most famous example, along with the highly publicized conflicts between the Davies siblings from the Kinks or the long standing rivalry of Liam and Noah Gallagher of Oasis.
If such familial spats scare you from taking the stage with someone who shares your parents, you can a!ways opt for a separate career from him. Here are seven examples of musical siblings who have not performed in a band together.
Jim Seals and Dan Seals
Each one has a singing partner, the younger (nicknamed England) with John Ford Coley and the older with Dash Croft.
Andy Gibb and the Bee Gees
Barry, Robin and Maurice had been around for a decade before peaking with Saturday Night Fever, and their little brother hit number one around the exact same time with “Thicker Than Water.”
Coal Miner’s Daughter made big sis a big star, but Crystal topped the charts with “Half the Way”
Julian Lennon and Sean Lennon
They shared a father who was the genius behind The Beatles, so it is not surprising that the two sons have experienced diverse recording professions West Melbourne Rat Removal.
Rufus Wainwright and Martha Wainwright
Loudon, their folk-singing father, wrote tunes about these two offspring before each pursued careers in various musical genre.
Shaun Cassidy and David Cassidy
In his role as Keith at The Partridge Family David sang many hits before little brother left his enduring cover version of “Da Do Ron Ron.”
Johnny Van Zandt and Ronny Van Zandt
Lynyrd Sknyrd dropped Ronny in a plane crash, only several decades later to employ Johnny at the use of lead singer.