How Do/Did Entertainers Parent? FORUM: Archive - Ending April 16, 2004: How Do/Did Entertainers Parent?
Top of pageBottom of page   By Nosey ( on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 10:46 am:

I was inspired to start this thread by remembering reading in an article a long time ago that William Guest of the Pips left a tour once to go home to mete out some "correction" to one of his kids then hop a plane back to rejoin the tour.

Being an "on duty" parent, I found that it was a challenge raising my girls and my husband was there! I can imagine the difficulties of parenting and being on the road perhaps only getting home once or twice a month. My husband and I instilled morals and values, demonstrated the work ethic and gave them a spirtual background. Still the challenges were there (peer influences) but thank God they are grown and now trying to play catch up with their educations.

I would like to hear from some of the artists on this forum and/or their children on what the challenges were. Of course, anonymity is the watchword if you wish.

Just being Nosey and sincere.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Juicefree20 ( on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 01:14 pm:

Hey Nosey. I once saw a B.B. King documentary. He spoke of how he hardly saw his children over the years & boy, B.B has a whole lot of children. He seemed to have some regrets about his failure to be there for the kids. I forget all of the specifics but, it really didn't sound like such a happy story.

Top of pageBottom of page   By Lynn Bruce ( on Tuesday, March 30, 2004 - 05:22 pm:

After being on the road for a good percent of the 60s. This is exactly the reason I quit playing full time.

Unfortunatly I then worked a day job and played at night thru the 70s,80s, and 90s. So I still wasn't home as much as I wanted to be.

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