Rock stars and their parents

Rock stars and their parents

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They have fame, massive amounts of money and fans willing to do anything for it, to breathe the same air with them. But the famous rock stars have another side. After all, they are just mortals, and they have parents who fans should be grateful for what they gave the world these people. We offer to your attention a selection of photos of the stars of the 70s with their parents from the archives of LIFE magazine.

Rock stars and their parents

Rock stars and their parents

Frank Zappa in his Los Angeles home with a cat, father Francis and mother rosemary in 1970. (John Olson—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Rock stars and their parents

Photographer John Olson photographs of the Jackson family in the backyard of their home in 1970.

Rock stars and their parents

Vocalist of Jefferson Airplane grace slick with her mother Virginia Wing, in the living room at home in Palo Alto, California, where he grew up, a rock singer. 1970.

Rock stars and their parents

And here is grace slick with her daughter, China in 1971. Photographer John Olson says that the photo of rock stars with their parents was always intended to show the contrast between the way he was brought up stars, and who they became. Virginia Wing was soft and calm, you will not tell about her wild child-a daughter grace.

Rock stars and their parents

Grace slick with her mother Virginia Wing and daughter Tea in 1971.

Rock stars and their parents

Rose Clapp and his grandson guitarist Eric Clapton in the house, which he bought for her and her late husband in Surrey, England, in 1970.

Rock stars and their parents

Reggie Dwight, later known as Elton John with his mother Sheila and her husband Fred in their suburban London apartment in 1970. At this point, Elton recorded only three albums, and it hits like Rocket Man, Daniel, Bennie and the Jets, Candle in the Wind ; has not yet been written.

Rock stars and their parents

"My father wanted to be an actor", said Frank Zappa about his father. And Frank's mother always said that the only thing she irritates her son is that his hair is more curly and black than her.

Rock stars and their parents

Emotions, generous gestures, and liters of sweat – it was on stage during performances of Joe Cocker. But offstage he was simple and prone to loneliness– a kind of mixture of Harold Cocker, his father, who liked to dig in the garden, than to sit with my son and him loving to talk to the mother.

Rock stars and their parents

Richie Havens with his parents in Brooklyn in 1970. The musician grew up with his parents Richard and Mildred in Brooklyn, but the house he bought for them in neighboring East Flatbush, when his career took off. The family had 9 children.

Rock stars and their parents

The drummer in the band "Cream and Blind Faith" ginger Baker with her mother ruby Streatfield at their home in Bexley in 1970. Photographer John Olson says that almost all rock musicians – people are complicated, but when they were with their parents, they completely changed.

Rock stars and their parents

The world knew him as ginger, but the mother said his name was Peter and he was always "her Pete".

Rock stars and their parents

Parents Crosby from the group "Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young" divorced. In this photo he is with his father Floyd – the Oscar-winning Director. David Crosby says that most of all he likes in his father that he didn't need to son was like him. So they became good friends, because they don't mind that they are different.

Rock stars and their parents

Group the Jackson 5 with their parents in California in 1970. Unlike the other stars in this post, the Jackson brothers – Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jackie and Germany – became stars still kids, but still lived with their parents (father and part-time Manager Joe and mother Katherine). At the time this photo they were at the peak of his popularity and recently moved into a new expensive home.

Rock stars and their parents

13-year-old Michael Jackson (front left) with his parents and brothers Jackie, Marlon, Tito and Germany on motorcycles by the pool.

Rock stars and their parents

The Scottish musician Donovan with his parents Donald and Winifred in England in 1970. Parents Donovan loved Scottish and English folk music, and it inspired their son, who wrote such hits as "Season of the Witch" and "Mellow Yellow". However, at the time of this filming career, Donovan has waned.

Keywords: Celebrities | Family | Parents | 70s | Life | Rock stars

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