Louden and Suzzy's daughter Lucy Wainwright Roche is also a musician (and is half-sister to Rufus and Martha).
The three Roche sisters have a brother who is a musician, David Roche.
The first significant highlight came mid-afternoon, when country star Keith Urban brought out Alicia Keys for a searing cover of the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter'.
''It was really spontaneous,'' Keys said backstage, adding that she and Urban rehearsed the song for the first time just hours before the show.
The Cohen/Wainwright/ROCHE dynasty is more intriguing than just what is listed here.
The article mentions that Viva Katherine Wainwright Cohen (the daughter of Loudon Wainwright’s son Rufus and Leonard Cohen's daughter Lorca) is named for Rufus' mother Katherine, but it does not mention that Katherine Wainwright (Louden Wainwright's ex-wife), is an award-winning musician and half of the Canadian singer-songwriter sister duo Kate and Anna Mc Garrigle.
''The most important thing about it was the way that two people from seemingly different worlds came together to sing what this day is all about.'' Later, Keys spotted Mayer backstage, and yelled ''Shorty!
'' The singer-guitarist gave her a big affectionate hug and said the 'Shelter' duet ''kicked ass.'' Ludacris, AFI, Fall Out Boy, Akon, John Mayer, Melissa Etheridge, Alicia Keys with her own band, Dave Matthews Band and Kelly Clarkson followed, each playing set of about 30 minutes, broken up by short films about the environment, clips from other Live Earth shows around the world and presentations from people like Kevin Bacon, Leonardo Di Caprio and Cameron Diaz, as well as scientists like Jane Goodall (who gave a seemingly spot-on greeting in chimp-speak) and activists like Robert F. Backstage, Bacon admitted he's been a serious Police fan for years.
*file photos* * BOBBY BROWN TO BE A DAD AGAIN WHITNEY HOUSTON’s ex-husband BOBBY BROWN is expecting a child with his manager girlfriend ALICIA ETHERIDGE.
The couple has been dating since Brown’s marriage to Houston broke down in 2006, and now they are preparing to welcome their first baby together.
Suzzy Roche's son Felix Mc Teigue is also a singer-songwriter.