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Jun 17, 2012 12:12PM
I couldn't make it past number six. When Miley Cyrus and Willow Smith are listed as having "serious talent" musically, it really makes one wonder who writes and gets paid for these articles...
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Musical Dynasties: Musician dads and their tuneful offspring

By Mark Brown
Special to MSN Music

If your dad is a lawyer and you become a lawyer, you're a chip off the ol' block, continuing the family tradition. And if you join the family firm, more power to you.

If your dad is a world-famous musician and you go into music, you're a poseur, a headline-grabber, a hanger-on. And God forbid you think about being in your dad's band or having him produce your record.

Unless, of course, you're not a poseur. Many of those children of musicians have both nature and nurture on their side, so it's a natural thing to at least explore -- and sometimes excel -- in the same field as your father. Yet because of that public perception, the odds are stacked against you much more than the hypothetical lawyer. To commemorate Father's Day, here's a list of musicians who have broken out of their fathers' long musical shadows to blaze their own ways.


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