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Ray Stevenson

Ray Stevenson began working as a music photographer in the 1960's, photographing prolific rock stars such as Jimi Hendrix and David Bowie. This led him to begin work at the BBC photography department in the early 1970s. By 1976, Stevenson was regularly photographing bands such as The Sex Pistols having been introduced to the scene by his elder brother Nils Stevenson.

Ray, the brother of former Sex Pistols’ road manager and early manager of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nils Stevenson (RIP), took some pretty remarkable photos of the punk rock movement during the mid-70s. Many of his snapshots had punk players like Siouxsie Sioux, Johnny Thunders and fashion designer and icon Vivienne Westwood just hanging out being punks together.

Thanks to some convincing from his brother, Stevenson and his camera often found themselves at parties held at the legendary Marquee Club and in Linda Ashby’s hotel room at the St. James Hotel.

In 1999, his image of John Lydon was selected as part of the Faces of the Century exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

 

Jimi Hendrix (JH001RS)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendix performing at the Christmas on Earth concert at Olympia, London in December 1967

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David Bowie (DB001RS)

David Bowie

David Bowie at his flat in Beckenham in 1969. This photograph was used as the cover to 'Lover To The Dawn', a 10-song acoustic demo tape.

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David Bowie (DB002RS)

David Bowie

David Bowie at home, smoking in bed in his apartment on Foxgrove Road, Beckenham in July 1969, the morning after the first moon landing.

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Jimi Hendrix (JH002RS)

Jimi Hendrix

The Jimi Hendrix Experience performing at the Marquee Club, London in March 1967

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David Bowie (DB004RS)

David Bowie

David Bowie performing to an audience of twenty at the Beckenham Arts Lab, UK at the start of his career in 1969

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Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (CY001RS)

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young making their London debut at the Royal Albert Hall in 1970

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David Bowie (DB003RS)

David Bowie

David Bowie drawing in his flat, left handed!

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David Bowie (DB005RS)

David Bowie

Performing as part of The Hype, David Bowie onstage at the Roundhouse in July 1970

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Jimi Hendrix (JH003RS)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix restrings his guitar before a performance at the Marquee Club, London in March 1967

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Marc Bolan (MB001RS)

Marc Bolan

Marc Bolan with Steve Peregrin Took, from T.Rex, in London in the late 1960's

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Sex Pistols (SP001RS)

Sex Pistols

Johnny Rotten & Steve Jones from the Sex Pistols performing at The 100 Club on Oxford Street, London.

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Sex Pistols (SP002RS)

Sex Pistols

The Sex Pistols enjoying a stroll on Carnaby Street, London during the early days of Punk in 1976

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Who, The (WH001RS)

The Who

The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, John Entwistle and Keith Moon)

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AC/DC (ACDC001MPUT)

AC/DC

Angus Young from rock band AC/DC onstage during their 'Back in Black' UK Tour in 1980.

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Cure, The (CURE001MPUT)

The Cure

Robert Smith of The Cure in Brazil in March 1987

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Oasis (OA001STDO)

Oasis

Oasis pictured at Jodrell Bank Observatory, Cheshire in June 1994

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Fall, The (FALL001KC)

The Fall

Early shot of The Fall at Central Station Car Park, Manchester in the summer of 1978

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David Bowie (DB003TEPA)

David Bowie

Terry Pastor's photograph of David Bowie from the 'Hunky Dory' album cover photo session.

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Queen (QN001JA)

Queen

Freddie Mercury onstage with Queen at the Brøndby Hallen, Copenhagen in 1977 on their A Day At The Races Tour

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Prince

Prince

Prince was a musical innovator known for his eclectic work, flamboyant stage presence, extravagant dress sense and unique vocal range.

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Chic

Chic

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Van Morrison

Van Morrison

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Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde

Chrissie Hynde has one of the most distinctive voices in rock music and is best known as the founder of The Pretenders

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Smiths, The

The Smiths

Critics have called The Smiths the most important alternative rock band to emerge from the British independent music scene of the 1980s.

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Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd are currently getting set for the 'Their Mortal Remains' exhibition at the V&A - Check out our range of images for sale.

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