Multi-Generation Musical Families by BoyerA

Champion(s):

Falkor23
What, me worry?


Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK

HulkaE
Find what you like and let it kill you


Quiz Description

Several studies have shown that musical talent is greatly influenced by genetics (http://discovermagazine.com/2009/jan/052; http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-do-great-musicians-have-in-common-dna/). Here is some supporting evidence.

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1 Falkor23 572 98 15
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2 PeskinK 437 92 15
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2 HulkaE 437 92 15
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4 PenningtonJ 380 87 15
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5 SorensonG 362 83 15
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6 JonesRW 349 80 00
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7 wrightk 334 76 15
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8 WeikleB 326 73 15
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9 Matto 323 69 15
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10 HoH 322 66 15
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11 ElendilPickle 299 62 00
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12 GoodmanDL 296 58 15
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13 DaviesML 264 55 00
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14 elfm 217 51 00
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15 ShapiroA 206 46 00
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15 ConnorA 206 46 00
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17 HessJa 180 41 15
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19 randalleng 166 33 00
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20 quarterrican 151 28 00
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20 Makdeezy 151 28 00
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22 AllenJ 140 23 00
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23 MercureT 125 17 00
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23 LuskT 125 17 00
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25 BoulierJ 120 12 00
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26 shesinsane 107 8 00
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28 RaiaB 81 1 00
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Questions:

What is the surname of singer-songwriter Alejandro, his percussionist brother Pete, and Pete’s singer-percussionist daughter Sheila?

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ESCOVEDO

He had 13 Top 40 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 (or predecessors; not all as a solo artist), his daughter had one, his stepdaughter had one (as part of a duo), and his stepson-in-law had one. Who is he?

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JOHNNY CASH (Rosanne Cash, Carlene Carter, Nick Lowe)

Name the two best-known bands that included the parents of the members of Wilson Phillips.

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THE BEACH BOYS, THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS

Give the BIRTH NAME of the man whose son wrote all the songs on “Bringing Down The Horse”, including “6th Avenue Heartache”.

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ROBERT ZIMMERMAN (aka Bob Dylan)

What is the surname of the most famous musical family from Thuringia? Members included Carl Philipp Emanuel and Anna Magdalena.

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BACH

Give the FIRST NAMES of the MOTHERS of these two men. One is a drummer who has worked with The Who, Oasis, Spencer Davis Group and others. The second had Top Ten hits with “Valotte” and “Too Late For Goodbyes”.

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MAUREEN (Starkey), CYNTHIA (Lennon)

What controversial singer was given the names Destiny Hope at birth, the same year her father had a #1 country single from a #1 country album?

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MILEY CYRUS

What singer originally used the surname Martinez, pretending to be from Guatemala, because he didn’t want his real name to help his career?

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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS

What family band from Rhode Island had four Top 40 hits, none of which has “Flower” in the title?

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THE COWSILLS

Teddy Thompson was born in a Sufi commune in London in 1976. He has performed on several of his father’s albums, and co-written many songs with his mother. What are his parents’ first names?

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RICHARD & LINDA

Whose father, Franz, was the principal horn player of the Bavarian Court Opera for more than 40 years?

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RICHARD STRAUSS

Give the FIRST AND LAST names of the Oklahoma-born trumpeter who married a Swedish woman and fathered Eagle-Eye. (Neneh is his stepdaughter.) The answer is also the name of a Texas-born singer (and professional golfer) who had a #4 hit in 1956 with “Band Of Gold”.

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DON CHERRY