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By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Rare Photos Of 1970s Rock Stars With Their Parents… OMG At The Furniture.

No matter how wild they got or how badass they seemed, one thing is true for all of your favorite rock stars and musicians: Like us, many of them have got perfectly normal families at home.

We know, we know: It's hard to imagine Elton John as a baby, being swaddled up and carried around by his mom, or sitting down to a suburban Sunday dinner. It's amusing to see celebrities like this in their home environment -- which is exactly why TIME magazine did a 1971 photo spread dedicated to documenting the more familial side of your favorite musicians.

Taken by photographer John Olson, these images were snapped from the suburbs of London to New York City, all the way to the Bay Area. Check out the photos of these rockstars (and their surprisingly normal parents) below.

Eric Clapton and his grandmother, Rose Clap. Rose raised Eric from the time he was a baby, and he bought her this house in Surrey, England.

Eric Clapton and his grandmother, Rose Clap. Rose raised Eric from the time he was a baby, and he bought her this house in Surrey, England.

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Glam pop rocker Elton Jon, posing with his mother Sheila and stepfather Fred in their London apartment.

Glam pop rocker Elton Jon, posing with his mother Sheila and stepfather Fred in their London apartment.

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David Crosby and his dad, cinematographer Floyd Crosby, in his father's home in Ojai, California.

David Crosby and his dad, cinematographer Floyd Crosby, in his father's home in Ojai, California.

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Frank Zappa, the eccentric rock musician, hanging out with his parents in their Los Angeles home.

Frank Zappa, the eccentric rock musician, hanging out with his parents in their Los Angeles home.

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The Jackson Five, including Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jermain, Jackie and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. This is their home in Encino, California.

The Jackson Five, including Michael, Marlon, Tito, Jermain, Jackie and Mr. and Mrs. Jackson. This is their home in Encino, California.

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Richie Havens in the East Flatbush, Brooklyn home, with his parents Richard and Mildred.

Richie Havens in the East Flatbush, Brooklyn home, with his parents Richard and Mildred.

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British musician Joe Cocker with his mother Marjorie, in his hometown of Sheffield, England.

British musician Joe Cocker with his mother Marjorie, in his hometown of Sheffield, England.

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Peter "Ginger" Baker, ex-Cream drummer, cheesing for a cute picture with his mother, Ruby Streatfield.

Peter "Ginger" Baker, ex-Cream drummer, cheesing for a cute picture with his mother, Ruby Streatfield.

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Donovan, hanging with his parents Donald and Winifred in their home.

Donovan, hanging with his parents Donald and Winifred in their home.

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Recognize Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane? Here, she's holding her daughter, China, and hanging out with her mom, Mrs. Virginia Wing.

Recognize Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane? Here, she's holding her daughter, China, and hanging out with her mom, Mrs. Virginia Wing.

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Next, photos of Janis Joplin and her Porsche.

Source: Time

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