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Lou Reed and John Cale – ‘Songs for ‘Drella’ St. Ann’s Premiere Program, BAM Program, Ticket Stub, VIP Party Invite + Tokyo Programs (Velvet Underground)

A collection of items from Lou Reed and John Cale’s Andy Warhol tribute, Songs For Drella (The title borrows John and Lou’s affectionate nickname for Warhol — a combination of Dracula and Cinderella.) Included is a fold-open program from the first performances, subtitled (A Work in Progress), on January 7 & 8, 1989 at St. […]

Lou Reed – Card From Private Apollo Theater Memorial Celebration (Velvet Underground)

A card from the private memorial for Lou Reed, held at New York’s legendary Apollo Theater on December 16, 2013. Appearing at the event were Laurie Anderson, Lou’s Velvet Underground band mates John Cale and Moe Tucker, Patti Smith, Debbie Harry, Paul Simon, Antony, John Zorn, Jenny Muldar, Lenny Kaye, Mark Ribot, Hal Wilner and […]

Lou Reed & Mick Rock – Signed Limited Edition Genesis Publications Book “Transformer” (One of a small number signed by Reed) / Velvet Underground

A mint, unused example of the Genesis Publications book Transformer, hand signed by Lou Reed and photographer Mick Rock. Transformer, a collaboration between Reed and Rock, was published by in October 2013 in a limited-edition of 2000 copies.  There were two formats: a collector’s edition of 1650 copies, and a deluxe edition of 350. All […]

Velvet Underground / Lou Reed – Twice -Signed “Transformer”-Era Management Contract, Including Rights to Velvet Underground Songs, With Vintage Photo

A twice-signed Lou Reed management contract, entered into just before Reed entered the studio to record his breakthrough solo album Transformer.  This onerous agreement assigned a percentage of Reed’s publishing catalog, including virtually every important Velvet Underground song, to new manager Fred Heller. Dated July 1, 1972, this five-page agreement between Reed and manager Fred […]

Lou Reed – 1976 Seattle Paramount Cardboard Boxing-Style Concert Poster (Velvet Underground)

A beautiful cardboard boxing-style concert poster advertising a December, 1976 performance by Lou Reed at Seattle’s Paramount Northwest theater.  This was during Reed’s tour to support his recently released album Rock and Roll Heart. 13″ x 21 1/2″, in excellent condition with four minor tape pulls to the back.

Lou Reed – 1979 German Tour Concert Poster (Velvet Underground)

A beautiful original concert poster used to advertise Lou Reed’s 1979 tour of Germany.  The poster lists seven tour dates during March and April, in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Offenbach and Munich.  23 1/4″ x 33″, in near mint condition, with a bit of very minor scuffing to the top right edge.

Lou Reed – Rare 1988 American Express Credit Card Display (Velvet Underground)

Here’s something we wouldn’t have believed existed previously–a 1988 American Express credit card application counter-top display, using Lou Reed to sell the American Express card! This must have been directed at the rebellious youth market, and we’re imagining it was a short-lived and unsuccessful campaign. The display measures 6″ x 12″ and has a pocket […]

Lou Reed – 1975 German Concert Poster / Velvet Underground

A stunning concert poster advertising a February, 1975 show by Lou Reed at the Rheinhalle in Dusseldorf, Germany (during Reed’s first German tour.)  The photograph is similar to the cover of Reed’s 1974 Rock and Roll Animal album, and in our opinion this is the most attractive Lou Reed poster we’ve ever seen.  It measures […]

Lou Reed – Autographed Pre-Velvet Underground 45 “The Ostrich” by The Primitives

A very rare signed copy of Lou Reed’s 1964 single as The Primitives, “The Ostrich/Sneaky Pete,” on the tiny Pickwick City label.  In 1964, Reed moved to New York City and began working as an in-house songwriter for Pickwick City.  “The Ostrich,” a parody of popular dance songs of the time,  included lines such as […]