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Just a chip off the old block: Photo essay that revealed humble roots of rock legends as they pose with parents

Daily Mail Logo Daily Mail | Slide 1 of 11: In 1971, the likes of Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Elton John and the Jackson Five were some of the most famous celebrities in the world. But for their parents, these ultra-famous rock stars were still only grown-up children, whom they doted on and fussed over. LIFE Magazine photographer John Olson followed some of these big name stars home to see their parents to tell the inside story of the private lives of famous musicians and show their personal histories.

In 1971, the likes of Eric Clapton, Frank Zappa, Elton John and the Jackson Five were some of the most famous celebrities in the world. But for their parents, these ultra-famous rock stars were still only grown-up children, whom they doted on and fussed over. LIFE Magazine photographer John Olson followed some of these big name stars home to see their parents to tell the inside story of the private lives of famous musicians and show their personal histories.
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