Dec 022010

One of these guys is not like the other

A simple challenge: Name another pair of popular musicians—with the same last name—more *un*-alike than Joe Perry and Lee “Scratch” Perry.

I look forward to your responses.



  88 Responses to “Bruddahs From Anuddah Muddah? Well… Not Exactly.”

  1. mockcarr

    Otis and Noel Redding?

  2. hrrundivbakshi

    Mockcarr, that is a GREAT example of this non-phenomenon.

  3. misterioso

    Chris Robinson and Vicki Sue Robinson.

  4. I don’t know, it’s not like Otis couldn’t have grown an Afro too.

  5. underthefloat

    Elvin and Stephen Bishop

  6. Rufus and Rob Thomas (that’s the matchbox 20/20 guy’s name, right?)

  7. ladymisskirroyale

    Paul and Wendy O. Williams.

  8. ladymisskirroyale

    George and Jerry Harrison.

  9. ladymisskirroyale

    Steven and Bonnie Tyler.

  10. ladymisskirroyale

    Triplets: Brian, Jackie and Nancy Wilson.

  11. Bun E. and Wendy Carlos.

  12. Second set of triplets: Angus, Malcolm and Paul Young.

  13. hrrundivbakshi

    Paul and Wendy O. Williams is another winner!

  14. Melba and Thurston Moore.

  15. ladymisskirroyale

    Um, don’t forget their brother, Neil.

  16. ladymisskirroyale

    Jimmy and Patti Page.

  17. Spike and Tom Jones

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    Courtney and Mike Love.

  19. ladymisskirroyale

    Along with their half-siblings, Mick and Jesus.

  20. ladymisskirroyale

    Etta and Tony James.

  21. ladymisskirroyale

    Maureen and Marshall Tucker.

  22. ladymisskirroyale

    This one really got me laughing: Phil and Bootsy Collins.

  23. ladymisskirroyale

    Sorry, one last one. I promise.

    Black and Connie Francis.

    I’m peeing my pants.

  24. hrrundivbakshi

    Spike and Tom Jones is a good one!

  25. hrrundivbakshi

    Mo and Marshall Tucker is GREAT!

  26. BigSteve

    Rick(y) Nelson and Prince.

  27. Wow, nice roll ladymisskirroyale! I think I have the ultimate so cross your legs.

    Johann Sebastian and Sebastian Bach.

  28. BigSteve

    Phil May of the Pretty Things and Brian May of Queen.

  29. BigSteve

    Dick Taylor of the Pretty Things and Roger Taylor of Queen.

  30. underthefloat

    Daryl and Tom T. Hall

    Kid Rock and Monte Rock III

  31. Yes, this one’s sticking with me among so many great entries to date.

  32. The lead off missed that other Perry brother, the frighteningly androgynous Steve Perry.

  33. ladymisskirroyale

    Ah, Gregg, you have stumbled upon a favorite game in the Royale Household: stringing together movies, books, or in this case, musicians to make a mega artist:

    John Sebastian Bach
    Elton John Sebastian Bach
    Elton John Sebastian Bachman Turner Overdrive…

    This could go on for many a long car trip…

  34. ladymisskirroyale

    Les Paul McCartney.
    Bing Crosby Stills Nash and Young Marble Giants.
    Elton John Cougar Mellencamper Van Beethoven.

    Sorry, off topic again.

  35. trigmogigmo

    Joe Jackson and Janet Jackson

  36. Henry and Sonny Rollins.

  37. Jenny and Jerry Lee Lewis

    And this one is so bad it doesn’t deserve its own post:
    Al and Alice Kooper/Cooper

  38. Yes, the brother from another continent.

  39. cherguevara

    Alan and Suzanne Vega

  40. cherguevara

    Oh, Martin and Leslie Gore!

  41. Warren and Gibby Haynes.

  42. mockcarr

    Chuck and Bill Berry

  43. cherguevara

    Moby and Magic Dick

  44. BigSteve

    Elton and Prakash John.

  45. underthefloat

    Arthur and Geddy Lee

  46. underthefloat

    Scott and Janis Joplin

  47. hrrundivbakshi

    Arthur and Geddy Lee… excellent!

  48. ladymisskirroyale


  49. ladymisskirroyale

    Perfect, since I just got my Rush cd today. Thanks RTH!

  50. Hank Fan

    Lou and Jerry Reed.

  51. Hank Fan

    If Pat didn’t have an “E” on the end of his name, D. and Pat Boon(e) would be great.

  52. Hank Fan

    Mick and Nora Jones.

  53. Yeah, I thought of an instance like that earlier today: David Cassidy and Jack Casady of Jefferson Airplane.

  54. This one may have jumped in the lead for me! I’d love to hear the two of them duet and sound they way they were meant to sound!

  55. Man, I didn’t see this until now. Few things make me laugh more readily than simply reading the name “Prakash John.”

  56. Hank Fan

    Rob and McCoy Tyner

  57. Best yet!

  58. Hank Fan

    They’d do a great duet of “When Your Hot Your Hot.” Lou could really work that tune.

  59. Nice! Then they could make a guest appearance on Columbo as a “mixed-nut” detective team, like a more hip version of Starsky and Hutch.

  60. bostonhistorian

    Mark and Arto Lindsay

  61. bostonhistorian

    Johnnie and East Bay Ray

  62. You know, I thought it might be cute to suggest Muddy and Roger Waters, but beside their nationalities and races, they’re both blues-based musicians who are known for songs about overcoming incredible odds to become full-grown men. So I’m not going to suggest those two. Likewise the boundary-pushing, theatrical Bowies, David and Lester.

    On the other hand I will suggest Leslie and Kanye West.

  63. BigSteve

    Two drummers — Mickey Hart (Grateful Dead) and Grant Hart (Husker Du).

  64. Calvin Johnson and The Brothers Johnson

  65. Jerry Lee and Huey Lewis.

  66. Richard H. and Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

  67. bostonhistorian

    Glen and Luther Campbell

  68. Andy and Wendy O. Williams

  69. underthefloat

    Jerry Jeff and Scott Walker.
    Non-singing but cousin J.J. “Dynamite” Walker has to be mentioned. Possible P.R. man for the siblings.

  70. I love it.

  71. underthefloat

    Cilia and Brian Jones
    Morris and Doris Day

  72. Courtney and Mike Love

  73. Excellent, and welcome aboard, the fossor!

  74. Pleased to be here!

  75. mockcarr

    Billie Joe Armstrong and Louis Armstrong

  76. One more: Harry Wayne and Martyn P Casey. From “I’m Your Boogie Man” to “Red Right Hand”.

  77. misterioso

    John Lennon and the Lennon Sisters.

  78. cherguevara

    Nick and Roger Taylor. Oh, wait, I thought the thread was people with the same last name who aren’t related but are in the same band. Bet there aren’t too many of those.

  79. When this LMS plays out that’s another one we should start up. I’ve been holding onto two other obvious entries.

  80. jon and john anderson

  81. misterioso

    John Coltrane and Chi Coltrane.

  82. ladymisskirroyale

    Kenny and Daddy G.

  83. underthefloat

    Jackson and James Brown.
    They seem like very different brothers to me…
    Well, other then perhaps the occasional notorious physical assault against a loved one.

  84. Scott Miller (Game Theory or V-Roys, take your pick) and Mrs. Miller

  85. Roger Miller and…Roger Miller

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