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Ray Stevenson

In 1966 Ray Stevenson was working in a professional darkroom. He then began shooting folk musicians at Les Cousins and Marquee folk-night.
Ray didn’t photograph the famous, he photographed the talented: who went on to become famous… Sandy Denny, Roy Harper, Marc Bolan, David Bowie.

In 1967 he embraced the Hippy Movement as well as still enjoying the folk performers.

Seeing Jimi Hendrix sound-checking at the Marquee opened him up to electric music. There are three of his pictures on the back cover of Are You Experienced.

Ray shot all of the 1976/7 punk bands, particularly the Sex Pistols whom his younger brother Nils was co-managing with Malcolm McClaren.
 Ray took some pretty remarkable photos of the punk rock movement during the mid-70s. Many of his snaps had punk luminaries like Johnny Rotten, Siouxsie Sioux, Jordan, Johnny Thunders and Vivienne Westwood just hanging out. 



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. His images of Tyrannosaurus Rex were also used in the NPG’s exhibition, Icons of Pop.

Ray has published 4 books, 5 if we include Vacant (joint authorship with his brother), plus another book due out in 2019 (ish). 

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) onstage at the Marquee Club, London in 1967

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Bob Dylan (BD003ROSA)

Bob Dylan

In the studio in Santa Monica, California in 1980, Bob Dylan is captured whilst leaning on his guitar case.

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Annie Lennox (EU001SR)

Annie Lennox

This photo session was for No.1 Magazine (long since extinct) on a Eurythmics press day, they’d been doing interviews all day.

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AC/DC (ACDC002JA)

AC/DC

Angus Young, from AC/DC, captured in a small street outside a press meeting in Copenhagen in 1977

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Beatles, The (TB009WHIT)

The Beatles

Shooting promotional films for the singles Rain & Paperback Writer at Chiswick Park Gardens in May 1966

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Sex Pistols (SP001VT)

Sex Pistols

Sex Pistols on the set for the 'Pretty Vacant' video shoot at the ITN Studios, London in June 1977

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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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Lou Reed

Lou Reed

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Madness

Madness

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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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Ramones, The

The Ramones

The Ramones' loud, fast, straightforward musical style was influenced by music that the band members grew up listening to in the 50s & 60s.

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Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac are one of the world's greatest rock bands having sold over more than 100 million records over the last 50 years

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Who, The

The Who

The Who are an English rock band that formed in 1964 & are considered one of the most influential rock bands of the 20th century.

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