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We are family! Here's looking at some of the greatest sibling groups...
The all-American family from Utah hit the big time in the early 70s and even had their own cartoon on ABC-TV. While hits such as 'Puppy Love', 'Sweet and Innocent' and 'Hey Girl' were billed to the lead vocalist and youngest of the group Donny, it was a family effort.
Irish siblings Andrea, Sharon, Caroline and Jim make up The Corrs. They found fame in the '90s with hits like 'What Can I Do?', 'Breathless' and 'Runaway'. After taking a 10 year break from touring, the group is back and about to tour the UK and Ireland.
With their upbeat sound and dynamic performances, the Jackson 5 brought disco soul to the 1970s. The five brothers from Gary, Indiana, made history in 1970 as the first act to score number one with their first four singles on the American Billboard.
The brother sister duo, Karen and Richard Carpenter, came to prominence with the single 'Close to You' in 1970. Their brand of melodic pop produced numerous hits worldwide throughout their 14-year career, and up until Karen's untimely death in 1983.
Known for their three-part tight harmonies, the Gibb brother trio are among the best-selling artists of all time, amassing sales of more than 220 million albums worldwide. Their number one hits include the likes of 'Staying Alive' and 'Night Fever'.
Gladys Knight and The Pips featured sibling Merald Knight as well as their cousins Edward Patten and William Guest. Best known for their hits during the '60s and early '70s, this family group produced classic hits such as 'Midnight Train to Georgia' and 'I Heard It Through The Grapevine'.
Sisters Debbie, Joni, Kathy and Kim Sledge became global superstars during the late 1970s early 1980s. They rose to fame with disco classics such as 'He's The Greatest Dancer', 'Lost In Music' and 'We Are Family'.
The all-female pop band formed in 1980 and featured sisters Vicki and Debbie Peterson with Susanna Hoffs on lead vocals. Throughout the decade, they scored huge hits in the UK including 'Manic Monday', 'Walk Like An Egyptian' and 'Eternal Flame'.
The Beach Boys original line-up consisted of brothers Dennis Wilson, Brian Wilson and Carl Wilson, their cousin Mike Love and friend Al Jardine. Together they created the unique Californian Sound behind classic tracks such as 'California Dreaming' and 'God Only Knows'.
Originally a trio, the Isley Brothers (O'Kelly, Rudolph and Ronald) found fame with hits such as 'Twist & Shout' in the '60s. Their inclusion of the younger brothers (Ervin, Marvin) and brother-in-law Chris Jasper in the 1970s created a new sound which spawned the hit albums Between The Sheets and The Heat Is On.