Little Rockers: Check Out How These Famous Rock Stars Looked When They Were Little


We’re used to seeing famous rock stars on stage and in magazines or on YouTube. They are decked out, head to toe in the most rockstarian costumes with full hair and makeup, belting out our favorite hits. But long before they became rock stars, they were normal people. And before that, they were normal little kids who were just looking for a cool hobby when they found music.

This next adorably nostalgic set of photos shows 25 famous musical artists, some of whom are no longer with us and some of whom are still rockin’ out. On the right you’ll find their familiar faces and on the left you’ll find them pre-rock, before they even dreamed of being what they would eventually become.

So what’s on the menu? Bob Dylan, Kurt Cobain, Paul McCartney, Johnny Cash, Amy Winehouse and more. Check it out:

David Bowie

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Jimi Hendrix

Janis Joplin

Jim Morrison (The Doors)

Amy Winehouse

John Lennon (The Beatles)  

Kurt Cobain 

Elvis Presley 

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Freddie Mercury (Queen)

Paul McCartney (The Beatles) 

Debbie Harry (Blondie) 


Iggy Pop

Patty Smith

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Lou Reed 

Johnny Cash 

Bob Dylan 

Courtney Love

Bruce Springsteen 


Ozzy Osbourne 

Steven Tyler (Aerosmith) 

Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin) 

Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin) 

Mick Jagger (Rolling Stones) 

Special thanks to Reut Rozen Gadasi for the tip 😉