Come inside the homes of ’70s rock stars’ parents

Posted: November 29, 2008 by ginavivinetto in Gina Vivinetto, music
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By Gina Vivinetto

Apartment Therapy is a lovely site featuring snapshots of beautiful homes and decor. Every once in a while the site tosses in a nutty, priceless piece like this one where they’ve dug through an old Life magazine and reprinted photos from an article showcasing the homes of parents of 1970s rock stars including Elton John, David Crosby, Eric Clapton and Grace Slick.

These were some of the era’s most flamboyant stars, so, naturally, it’s fun to see their parents’ utter normalcy.

Here are a few that I liked (click on any picture to enlarge):

Here’s Frank Zappa with mom and dad:


Elton John with his mum and step dad:


Grace Slick with her mom:


That nice, young man Eric Clapton with his grandmother:


David Crosby with his dad (the grandad of Melissa Etheridge‘s kids, when you think about it):


There are several more on the site. Click here to see the homes of the parents of Donovan, the Jackson 5, and others.

  1. carriewaite says:

    I love how Frank Zappa’s clothes match the walls.

  2. Deborah Frost says:

    This is brilliant.
    But you know, many of those MTV cribs are rented for the occasion– don’t you wonder why there are often no personal photos or momentos and all these poor rock/rap stars ever have in the fridge are the SAME coupla cases of bottled water? Of course, ANYthing you see in any SHELTER magazine-even when the stars actually own it (but they generally agree to have it in the rag when they want to SELL it) are always staged and set-decorated for the occasion, with the inhabitants real knickknacks tucked far away and even furniture trucked in for the shoot.

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