Childhood Photos of Famous Rock Stars


A few days ago we shared adorable pictures from the early years of some of our favorite writers with you, including an amazing photo of Ernest Hemingway in a dress. Today, we thought it might be fun to revisit the concept, but this time turning our focus on the music world. We don’t know about you, but we never really picture rock ‘n’ roll stars as having childhoods; wearing clothes that your parents have picked out for you and going through an awkward stage is the opposite of bad-ass. So, if you’re curious as to what Courtney Love looked like decades before she ever met Kurt — or you’d like to see how freaking cute he was as a little kid — click through to check out our roundup now.

Kurt Cobain [via]

Courtney Love [via]

Bob Dylan [via]

Elton John [via]

Joan Jett and Lita Ford [via]

Mick Jagger [via]

Johnny Cash [via]

David Bowie [via]

Kim Gordon [via]

Iggy Pop [via]

John Lennon [via]

Kathleen Hanna [via]

Keith Moon [via]

Pete Townshend [via]

Janis Joplin [via]

Brian Eno [via]

Elvis Presley [via]