Monday, 26 June 2017

Old photographs show the world's most beloved musicians as starry-eyed youngsters (47 Pics)

Even as a teenager, legendary rock Lothario, Sir Mick Jagger, knew how to turn on the charm with a devilish smile and pose. 

At 73 , he seems to have even more hair

Nothing was the same: Now the undisputed heartthrob of rap and R&B, Drake's portrait from the Forest Hill Collegiate Institute in Toronto is the furthest thing imaginable from his modern day image

Flawless then, flawless now: There's no mistaking Beyonce's twinkling eyes and smile, even if it did come behind braces when she was a Texas high school student. The starlet  recently welcomed twins 

Pop icon Beyonce gives birth to twins in Los Angeles
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Good girl gone bad: Smiling sweetly with just the slightest hint of mischief, pop goddess and all-round bad gal Rihanna has evolved quite some way since this picture was taken

With his enthusiastic smile, plaid shirt and abundant brown locks, it's hard to believe this wide-eyed student at Detroit's Osborne Junior High School is the real Slim Shady 

With her heartbreaker days yet to come, a young Mariah Carey poses for her junior high picture in Greenlawn, New York . The 47-year-old appears to have added a few hair extensions since 

Tik Tok for Kesha and her high school style. The songstress ditched the flat curls and basketball jerseys for a more eccentric look shortly after graduating from Brentwood High School in Tennessee 

He may act the guitar-strumming bad boy now, but John Mayer's yearbook picture from Fairfield High School in Connecticut shows that he wasn't always so laid-back 

The genesis of Bon Jovi's famed mane of hair is evident in his high school picture from St. Joseph High School, in Metuchen, New Jersey . He has since returned to a more conservative look 

Not quite a tiny dancer, but certainly more youthful than today, Sir Elton John gives a relaxed pose for the camera during a London photo-shoot in 1969

Before she became a material girl with a disregard for undergarments, Madonna was a sweet, smiling student with a cropped bob at Adams High School in Michigan. The star, now 58, is seen 

Long before the clutches of alcoholism and drug addiction ever found her, Amy Winehouse was a shy, raven-haired schoolgirl in north London. The songstress died in 2011 at the age of 27 

Edge of Seventeen and Stevie Knicks was a preened, poised high-schooler in Atherton, California She ditched the pearls for a more bohemian look as her singing career took off 

Before she immortalized herself as Blondie in 1975, Debbie Harry was a smouldering Playmate (above in 1971)

While the preppy tweed jacket and tie were soon forgotten about as he ascended to fame with Aerosmith, Steven Tyler's unmistakable pout is just as pronounced in his high school yearbook photo as it is today

Not such a wild child after all! A young Jim Morrison stares expressionlessly into the camera for his high school yearbook photogaph in Almeda, California, in the 1960s. The musician died in his Paris apartment in 1971 from a suspected heart attack at the age of 27. No autopsy was ever performed 

Before he discovered eyeliner and top hats, Alice Cooper was a straight-laced student at Cortez High School in Phoenix, Arizona

Forever young: Bob Dylan sports a bold quiff and buttoned-up shirt in his yearbook photograph from Hibbing High School in Minnesota

Before he found fame as the lead singer of The Stone Temple Pilots, Scott Weiland was a grinning senior at Edison High School in Huntington Beach, California. Weiland died of an accidental drug overdose in 2015 

Willie Nelson serves up straight-faced, teenage nonchalance in his yearbook photo from Abbott High School in Texas 

Rage Against The Machine's Zach de la Rocha was more smiles than fury in his picture from University High School in Irvine, California 

It took Neil Young some time to develop his now famous furrowed brow.

The 71-year-old's high school picture from Winnipeg, Canada, is seen 

Flea of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers in his high school yearbook picture from Fairfax High School in Los Angeles. He has since lost a tooth and dyed his hair into cheetah pattern


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