But nothing pays simultaneous tribute to rock and motherhood like recognizing these rockin' moms and their kids who followed in their professional footsteps. Here's to the moms who rock, and their contributions to the musical gene pool.
The songwriting team of Carole King and Jerry Goffin produced a huge catalog of hit songs. Their nine-year marriage produced two successors to the family business.
Louise Goffin is a singer-songwriter with a five album discography. She is heard in duet with her mother on the Gilmore Girls TV show theme, "Where You Lead."
Sherry Goffin Kondor -- who performed (along with sis Louise) with mom during her Living Room Tour in 2004 -- has recorded an album of children's music, founded the band Sugar Beats and manages pop artist Jesse McCartney.
In music, there's nothing quite like the sound of family harmony, especially when the family includes the likes of James Taylor and Carly Simon. Mom enlisted her two talented children by Taylor, Ben and Sally, to join her on her 2005 tour.
When not performing with mom, son tours and records with the Ben Taylor Band. Daughter writes and sings and has three solo albums to her credit.
Mom: Michelle Phillips
Kid: Chynna Phillips
Michelle was the mama and John Phillips was the papa in both their professional and personal lives. Like mother (The Mamas and the Papas) like daughter Chynna (Wilson Phillips) -- both found their musical success came when they performed with a group, and both have also pursued acting careers.
Mom: Marilyn Rovell
Kids: Carnie Wilson and Wendy Wilson
Mom was part of a sister act, performing with Diane Lovell (and their cousin, Ginger Blake) as The Honeys in the '60s and '70s. Marilyn Lovall was married to Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, and that union produced daughters Carnie and Wendy, who themselves became a sister act, teaming up with Chynna Phillips (see above) to form the popular Wilson Phillips trio in the '90s.
Mom: Yoko Ono
Mom has a catalog of 23 albums, seven of them with husband John Lennon. With that kind of genetic background, it seems inevitable that son should be a singer, songwriter and musician. He also has acting and film producing credits on his resume.
Mom: Bonnie Bramlett
Delaney & Bonnie and Friends were a successful musical collaboration in the late '60s and early '70s. Delaney and Bonnie Bramlett also co-produced daughter Bekka, who grew up to pursue a musical career that includes replacing Stevie Nicks as Fleetwood Mac's female vocalist in the '90s.