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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.

 

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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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

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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The Who

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

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Frank Zappa captured in a hotel in Sussex in June 1970, holding the artwork for the latest Mothers of Invention album

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Alternative version of Interstellar poster artwork created for the 2003 Pink Floyd exhibition in Paris

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The Beatles having fun at Cliveden House whilst taking a break from filming the comedy, Help in May 1965.

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Bob Dylan recording the album, 'Bringing It All Back Home' in Columbia Recording Studio A, New York City.

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The image of The Smiths outside Salford Lads' Club that graces the inner sleeve of their classic album The Queen is Dead

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