Meet the Parents.

For whiling away a Thursday morning, photos from a 1971 issue of LIFE, featuring rock musicians with their moms and dads. Below, from top to bottom: Frank Zappa, Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton, Grace Slick, and Elton John (whose mother was quoted as saying, "We used to put him to bed in the day and get him up at night for parties").

See more at LIFE, here. Photos by John Olson (Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images).

Further reading: hardest-core music fans and a pair of Argentinian bandmates who perform for plastic animals. Read on, rock on.

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