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Just like you and I, rock stars all have parents too. In the deep dusty corners of the Life Magazine archives, these pictures have turned up – famous 70’s rock stars with their parents, taken in their parents’ houses.

These pictures are strangely humanizing… They all seem to have real, honest-to-goodness, “normal” seeming families.

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Frank Zappa with his parents Francis and Rosemary in California.

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David Crosby with his father Floyd in father’s house in Ojai, California.

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Grace Slick with her mom Virginia Wing in her mom’s home in Palo Alto

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Eric Clapton with his grandmother Rose in the house he bought her in Surrey, England.

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Jackson Five Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jermaine, Jackie and Parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jackson

All pictures John Olson, Life

Thanks to http://www.noiseaddicts.com/ the online music and audio magazine

Mitch Epstein

Pictures made in the 70s and 80s of people in the public landscape, including some from the monograph Recreation: American Photographs 1973-1988. The project mixes images from the United States, India, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Middle East.

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Old Delhi, India 1981

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Nishat Gardens, Shrinagar, India 1981

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Ganpati Festival, Bombay 1981

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Hadrian’s Villa, Rome, Italy 1982

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