8 Surprising Musical Godparents
We could all do with a fairy godmother or father like these in our lives.
1. 1. Michael Jackson
Lionel Richie chose long-time friend and musical collaborator Michael Jackson as a godparent for his daughter Nicole. And Nicole even has another music supremo as a guardian...
2. 2. Quincy Jones
Legendary music producer Quincy Jones is Nicole's other godfather. Lucky lady!
3. 3. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is a strong campaigner for gay rights and it was this passion that won her a place in Elton John's heart. Elton and partner David Furnish decided that Gaga would be a perfect role model for their son Zachary. “She (Gaga) does baths and sings to them. She's a wonderful godmother," Elton has said. And Elton John is also a godfather himself...
4. 4. Elton John
Elton is godfather to Romeo and Brooklyn Beckham and actress Liz Hurley is their godmother. The chain continues as Elton is also godfather to another famous pal's child...
5. Sean Lennon
Elton John and John Lennon struck up a friendship when they collaborated in 1974. Lennon featured on a B-side of Elton's, 'One Day at a Time' and then Lennon appeared on Elton's 'Whatever Gets You Thru The Night'. A year later, Sean was born and Elton John was asked to be godfather.
6. 5. Sting And Trudie
Madonna and Guy Ritchie chose Sting and Trudie as godparents to their son Rocco. In fact it was Trudie who introduced Guy and Madonna in the first place. Picture: Getty
7. 6. Bono
Brangelina chose fellow humanitarian Bono as the godfather for their twins Vivienne and Knox. Picture: Getty
8. 7. Aretha Franklin
Whitney's family history is rich in musical talents so it's no surprise that her godmother was Aretha Franklin or 'Aunt Dee' as the late singer fondly called her.
9. 8. Dolly Parton
Dolly got to know Miley's father and country crooner Billy Rae Cyrus when he appeared in her music video for 'Romeo'. The two struck up a friendship and Billy Rae asked Dolly to be Miley's godmother. Picture: Rex