In 1971, photographer John Olson travelled the globe to photograph some of the biggest rock stars of the time. Not only was he taking portraits of these iconic figures, but he was photographing them in their parents’ homes posing with their parents. 

In 1971, photographer John Olson travelled the globe to photograph some of the biggest rock stars of the time. Not only was he taking portraits of these iconic figures, but he was photographing them in their parents’ homes posing with their parents. At the time, there was a clash of cultures happening between the older generation that lived through WWII and the non-conformist free love lifestyle that was the trend among the younger generation. This contrast is made apparent through Olson’s images which were published in LIFE magazine for their September 24, 1971 issue. Musicians that were photographed included Elton John, The Jackson Five, Eric Clapton, and Frank Zappa.

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