Photo Series Captures 70s Rock Legends In Their Parents' Homes

The 70s were a rather shaggy time in the world of rock music, and rock icons like David Crosby, Eric Clapton and Frank Zappa were still letting their freak flags fly high, living that rock 'n' roll lifestyle with reckless abandon.

These guys were, like, totally heavy, man, and so far out that it’s easy to forget they actually sprang from someone’s loins.

In 1971 LIFE Magazine photographer John Olson was tasked with shooting a portrait series featuring rock and roll royalty, so he took a wildly unexpected approach- he accompanied these rock legends to their parents’ homes. 

Zappa doesn't seem too happy about revealing his parents' purple den of passion to the world, and Clapton doesn't dig spending afternoons drinking tea with Mum when he'd rather be out doing Cocaine with Cream. However, David Crosby seems strangely calm about the whole thing, maybe he popped a few 'ludes before the shoot?

-Via Pee Wee Herman

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