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.