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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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Clash, The (CL002SSHE)

The Clash

The Clash on stage at the the first large scale Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League carnival at Victoria Park, April 1978.

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Jimi Hendrix (JH001BW)

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix after performing on Lulu's TV show in London in January 1969

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Madness (MA001JF)

Madness

This shoot of Madness in New York City in February 1980 was for Issue No.1 of a new magazine that developed cult status, The Face.

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Bob Marley (BM002DC)

Bob Marley

Rare contact sheet by David Corio with a fantastic selection of images of Bob Marley performing in London in 1980.

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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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Sex Pistols (SP001BG)

Sex Pistols

Punk icon Sid Vicious reading MAD magazine in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the Sex Pistols one and only US tour in January 1978.

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Joy Division

Joy Division

Joy Division (originally named Warsaw), an English rock band formed in 1976 were one of the pioneers of the post-punk movement.

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Manchester Music

Manchester Music

Manchester is inextricably linked to its musical heritage. A city whose music is deeply rooted in its fabric

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AC/DC

AC/DC

AC/DC are an Australian rock band, formed in 1973 by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young. they have dubbed their music simply "rock and roll".

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Oasis

Oasis

Oasis were an English rock music band formed in Manchester in 1991, to date the band have sold over 70 million records worldwide.

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Madonna

Madonna

Madonna transcended the term 'pop star' into a global icon & is regarded as the most influential female recording artist of all time.

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Madness

Madness

Madness are an English band from Camden Town, London & one of the most prominent bands of the late 70s & early 80s 2 Tone ska revival.

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Contact Sheets Collection

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The Rolling Stones Collection

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Rockarchive Edition 100

Rockarchive Edition 100

Edition 100 was created to give fans & collectors a chance to own classic, historical pictures of their favorite bands.

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***New Arrivals***

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Jazz & Blues Collection

Jazz & Blues Collection

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Born In The USA

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