Rock Star Origins – Clapton with Granny and more

These great images, capturing rock stars with their parents and grandparents, are from the incredible Life archives, now available online. Pretty cool stuff.

These images here were part of a series done back in the 70s by Life photographer John Olson. Ah, bellbottoms. While Clapton looks a little put upon, and bored, Zappa was thoughtful enough to color coordinate with the family room decor. Sweet. Anyway, have a gander and enjoy. Interested in more great Life archive photos? Google is hosting a link, or you can click here.

David Crosby with his dad Floyd

David Crosby with his dad Floyd

Grace Slick and mom (who looks a bit like the Queen of England, eh?)

Grace Slick and mom (and hangin' babe)

Frank Zappa and the 'rents, in aubergine

Frank Zappa and the 'rents in aubergine

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