'Classic Rock Stars At Home With Their Parents' LIFE Photo Series Is As Awkwardly Awesome As You'd Imagine
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What do Elton John, Grace Slick, Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa and David Crosby have in common? They were all photographed, at home with their parents (though in Clapton's case, grandmother), for the September 24, 1971 issue of LIFE Magazine. In these images, we get a rare glimpse at the people who probably once told these icons that they should pick a more profitable line of work. But, what are we holding you up for? Check out the images below and see for yourself -- and for more photos of classic rock stars at home with their parents, visit LIFE.com. Grace Slick, pictured with her daughter, China, and mother, Virginia Wing
Slick revealed to the Wall Street Journal that, growing up, "I wanted to express myself in a way that slammed people up against the wall." Frank Zappa, with his dad Francis, and mother, Rosemarie...and a cat.
John Olson, the photographer for this series, had been warned that Zappa might be difficult, but the reality was the star was "very professional." Also, l
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