Thursday, January 30, 2014

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.

9 comments:

Rachel Weaver said...

You find the most amazing things!!!

Sarah Noel said...

I love knowing about people's parents. I think it explains so much. I can pinpoint exact traits that I either inherited or learned from my parents, obviously. And I feel like when you can see that in another person, you know them better.
Cool find!

Cary said...

This Life archive is a treasure to me. I spent all this morning going through various "good ol' days". I didn't even know there once was a Japanese Beatles! Crazy!

Amelia said...

ahh! i got a kick out of this :)

Shoko said...

Sarah, so true!

Cary, I'm so glad to hear that :)

burntfeather said...

I love Elton John, I knew nothing about his parents but can now only imagine he had a pretty crazy upbringing :)

angela said...

That is awesome Shoko!! How funny!

Anonymous said...

this is amazing

Nicole said...

Amazing! I love the way the photos are arranged in those 70's mod rooms, too.

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