Velvet Underground

Pink Floyd

Adam Ritchie’s original rare images of Velvet Underground and Pink Floyd from 1965 & 1966

The photographs on this website capture the energy and colour of the two bands’ legendary earliest appearances in New York and London. Velvet Underground in 1965/66 during the film “Venus in Furs,” at the Café Bizarre, at the New York Cinematheque, at Andy Warhol’s Exploding Galaxy, and for psychiatrists at Delmonico’s. Pink Floyd in 1966 at the Roundhouse, the Architectural Association student party, and UFO.

These pictures are accompanied by photographs from New York and London. Some of the pictures have been shown at the Tate Liverpool, the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Whitney in New York, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Andy Warhol Museum collection and also in Tokyo, Paris, Stockholm, Boston,  Bologna, Vienna, and around.


North Kensington Playspaces

We opened 8 temporary playgrounds in North Kensington where I lived during the summers of 1967-1969 when the need was critical. I think all the children that used the play spaces we created will long remember those summers.

Westway Scheme

Our North Kensington Playspace Group became the Motorway Development Trust, and we campaigned for the entire 23-acre, mile-long site to be used for community facilities.

Furniture Design

I’ve been a furniture designer/maker for the last 35 years and some of my work is shown under the Furniture tab.


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