Candid photos of Siouxsie and The Banshees in the late 1970s

Siouxsie Sioux is someone who has inspired me with her fearless musical creativity and genre-defying sounds, as well as her iconic sense of style that helped to define what we know now as deathrock and 80s goth. The Banshee’s band manager, Nils Stevenson – road manager of the Sex Pistols – brought along his brother Ray Stevenson, a photographer who captured some of this group’s first moments of fame. These photos are the start of a legend, and they’re a glimpse into some of punk rock’s earliest memories. Below you’ll find pictures of Siouxsie captivating the shaggy late 70s crowds alongside her bandmates and other legends, like Sid Vicious, Adam Ant and other young people trying to make their creative voices heard and making history.

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388al) Siouxsie and the Banshees, 100 Club, London, Britain - 14 Feb 1978 - Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson – Siouxsie and the Banshees, 100 Club, London, Britain – 14 Feb 1978 – Siouxsie Sioux and the Banshees

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (581295hc) 'The Bromley Contingent' - Siouxsie Sioux, Philip Salon, Debbie Juvenile, Simon Barker, Steve Severin, Berlin, Soo Severin, Sharon Hayman and Linda Ashby at Linda Ashby's flat - Oct 1976 Various
Photo by Ray Stevenson: ‘The Bromley Contingent’ – Siouxsie Sioux, Philip Salon, Debbie Juvenile, Simon Barker, Steve Severin, Berlin, Soo Severin, Sharon Hayman and Linda Ashby at Linda Ashby’s flat – Oct 1976

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Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie Sioux at the Track Records office, London, Britain – 1976

 

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SIOUXSIE TOPLESS WEARING A NAZI SWASTIKA AND LATEX – 1976

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388cg) Nils Stevenson and Siouxsie Sioux, Southsea, Britain - 1979 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Ray Stevenson: Nils Stevenson and Siouxsie Sioux, Southsea, Britain – 1979

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (581295hf) Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Juvenile at 'Screen on the Green' - 1976 Various
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie Sioux and Debbie Juvenile at ‘Screen on the Green’ – 1976

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (581295bo) Debbie Juvenile, Siouxsie Sioux, Philip Salon and Malcolm McLaren at Louises - 1976 Various
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Debbie Juvenile, Siouxsie Sioux, Philip Salon and Malcolm McLaren at Louises – 1976

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388bk) Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madrid, Spain - Apr 1979 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madrid, Spain – Apr 1979

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388i) Siouxsie and the Banshees, Birmingham, Britain - Aug 1977 - Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Birmingham, Britain – Aug 1977

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (458103b) Siouxsie Sioux and Jordan SIOUXSIE SIOUX AND JORDAN, LIVERPOOL, BRITAIN - 1978
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie Sioux and Jordan, Liverpool 1978

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Adam Ant and Siouxsie Sioux AT THE MUSIC MACHINE, LONDON – c 1977, by Ray Stevenson

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671930je) Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Human League - Budgie, Phil Oakey, Siouxsie Sioux, ?, Ian Craig Marsh and Philip Adrian Wright Various
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Human League – Budgie, Phil Oakey, Siouxsie Sioux, ?, Ian Craig Marsh and Philip Adrian Wright

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Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Vortex Club, Wardour Street, Soho, London, Britain – 1977

 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388bi) Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madrid, Spain - Apr 1979 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Madrid, Spain – Apr 1979

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388ah) Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nashville Rooms, London, Britain - 07 Jan 1978 - Siouxsie Sioux Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees, Nashville Rooms, London, Britain – 07 Jan 1978 

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Ray Stevenson/REX/Shutterstock (671388ar) Siouxsie and the Banshees in a chip shop - 1978 Siouxsie and the Banshees
Photo by Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees in a chip shop – 1978

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Ray Stevenson: Siouxsie and the Banshees – Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Severin, Sid Vicious (on drums) and Marco Pirroni. Siouxsie and the Banshees first gig at the 100 club, London – 1976

 

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i read in book “englands dreaming” that, since spitting on bands on stage was so popular, someone from crowd on one gig spat in sioux eye and she caught conjunctivitis so on next show she had to wear an eye patch… guess this is that photo

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