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The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians  

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List Rules Only musicians with famous musical parents. Aunts and Uncles do not suffice

The most musically gifted children of musicians have inherited their famous parents' natural abilities, and they've also been able to channel them into some great music. Having a musically talented mother or father doesn't automatically ensure that kids will grow up to be equally as talented. Sometimes, though, they do, and that's what this list is about. Vote for the artists that you believe are truly the most musically gifted, and vote down any artists that you don't think make the cut. Also, feel free to add any great talents whose parents are/were famous musicians, too.

The musicians on this list are the children who show enough promise to get noticed in the industry -- not just because their parents are famous musicians, but because they have enough musical talent that they don't have to just rely on their dad or mom's well-known name.

Some of the musicians on this list have not one, but two famous musical parents. Among them: singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright, whose parents are Loudon Wainwright III and the late folk singer Kate McGarrigle. Musician and actor Ben Taylor is the son of James Taylor and Carly Simon (his sister, Sally Taylor, is also a musician). Amazingly, none of the famous parents rank among MTV's best voices in music ever, but they don't really do music anymore, do they?

Another interesting observation: Many of the musically gifted kids of famous musicians on this list are the eldest children in their families, including Rosanne Cash (daughter of Johnny Cash), Natalie Cole (daughter of Nat King Cole), Adam Cohen (son of Leonard Cohen), Nancy Sinatra (daughter of Frank Sinatra) and. Liza Minnelli (daughter of Judy Garland) while others are famous only children like Lisa Marie Presley whose dad Elvis Presley was also an only child.

It's almost possible to compile a separate list of musically gifted children of The Beatles and considering they produced many of the best albums of all time, it's no surprise they'd have talented musical offspring as well. Julian Lennon and his younger half-brother, Sean Lennon (sons of John Lennon), have each enjoyed some success in the music industry. Dhani Harrison, the son of George Harrison, is a gifted musician, singer and songwriter and Paul McCartney's son, James McCartney, has released several EPs in recent years. Zak Starkey, son of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr, apparently inherited his dad's talents: Starkey has worked as a drummer for Oasis and The Who, among others.

And no list of musically gifted children of musicians would be complete without mentioning reggae legend Bob Marley's four talented sons: Ziggy, Damian, Stephen, Julian and Ky-mani Marley. Impressive legacy, no?
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Reggae
Son of Bob Marley
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Synthpop, New Wave, Indie rock
Daughter of Sting
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Rock music, Rhythm and blues, Rock and roll
Son of Aaron Neville
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Reggae, Roots reggae
Son of Bob Marley and Lucy Pounder
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Rock music
Son of Leonard Cohen
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Andrew Lloyd Webber is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
Tom Islava added Musical theatre

Son of William Lloyd Webber

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Lalah Hathaway is listed (or ranked) 57 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
AnissaBarton-Thompson added Contemporary R&B, Rhythm and blues, Jazz

Daughter of Donny Hathaway

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Ky-Mani Marley is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
Hip hop music, Dancehall, Reggae
Son of Bob Marley
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Son of Stephen Stills and Véronique Sanson
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Lily Hiatt daughter of John Hi... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
JesseJackson added Lily Hiatt daughter of John Hiatt
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Hip hop music, Synthpop, Pop music
Son of Berry Gordy
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Percy Romeo Miller, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
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Chloe Rose Lattanzi is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
Pop music, Soft rock, Country
Daughter of Olivia Newton-John
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Eyedea & Abilities is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Most Musically Gifted Children of Musicians
Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop, Experimental hip hop
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