This Music Monday on The Nostalgia Diaries marks the start of Thanksgiving week. Nothing beats a few extra days off work, a tryptophan-laced dinner, and a time to gather family around the table to give thanks. And speaking of gathering family . . . invite these families into your home this Thanksgiving and take a nostalgic trip(tophan) back to the past. You’ll be glad you did.
The most famous family band ever.
The Bee Gees are among the world’s best selling groups, selling more than 220 million records.
The Partridge Family is loosely based on the Cowsills.
Super-talented brothers. And they had pretty hair.
No voice like Karen Carpenter. None. The voice of an angel.
They’re like the 80’s version of Hanson. Minus a brother. But with the same awesome hair.
This song and video has an awesome nostalgic vibe.
This song makes me feel so excited. (Okay, so they had a band backing them up with people who were not related, but who cares?) This song will make you want to dance. So get down on it.
No list of family bands would be complete without Sister Sledge and their funky anthem to the power of sisterhood.
Couldn’t help it. A little early Christmas with the Osmonds.
Patty, Maxene, and LaVerne. According to their website: “In the 1940s the sisters found themselves in high demand, and became the most profitable stage attraction in the entire nation, earning $20,000 a week.”
The music of this Irish family band from the 90’s is pure draíocht. In case you didn’t know, that’s Irish for magic. So, hey, tell whoever cooked your Thanksgiving meal that it was draíocht and you’ll be sure to secure a second-helping. After you tell them what that means, of course.
3 Brothers + 1 Cousin = 1 Fabulous Family Band from Nashville.
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While there are a lot of bands that have some siblings among them (Van Halen to name just one), the challenge is to find bands whose members are all related . . . Did we miss any of your favorite “all in the family” bands?