Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison & Moe Tucker Postcard

A handwritten picture postcard sent by Velvet Underground drummer Moe Tucker, then on a European tour, to Velvet’s guitarist Sterling Morrison. Dated 29/5/91 (May 29, 1991) Tucker writes to Morrison from Koln (Cologne) Germany, on a postcard picturing Berlin’s famed Checkpoint Charlie : Dear Sterl – tour going well.  Played in Prague tonight + had […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Musicians Union Card, From Velvet Underground Reunion Era

Velvet Underground co-founder and guitarist Sterling Morrison’s Musician’s Union’s Card, from the era of the Velvet Underground’s European reunion tour. Morrison, who’s legal name was Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. belonged to the Houston branch of the American Federation of Musicians; he spent many years in Texas after leaving the Velvets, studying at the University of […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison-Owned Velvet Underground “VU” LP (Artist Owned)

A copy of the 1984 Velvet Underground album VU, from the collection of Velvet Underground co-founder and guitarist Sterling Morrison.  We obtained this directly from Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison, and it is accompanied by her signed letter of authenticity. A very rare opportunity to obtain a Velvet Underground album owned by a member of this […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Social Security Card

Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison’s Social Security Card, signed on the front in blue ink by Morrison. This was likely carried by Sterling Morrison in his wallet, and present for many Velvets shows.  We acquired it directly from his widow, Martha Morrison, who’s letter of authenticity is included. 3 1/4″ x 1 3/4″, in excellent […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Personal University of Texas Faculty ID Card

A University of Texas faculty identification card issued to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr.  Morrison has signed his legal name in blue ballpoint pen, in the space above the card’s embossed serial number and his name. This dates from 1971-1972, just after Morrison left the Velvets, and […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison Handwritten 1969 Tour Postcard & Personal Handbill

A handwritten postcard from Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison to his future wife, sent while the band was playing The Vulcan Gas Company in Austin, Texas; with Morrison’s personal handbill advertising those shows. Morrison’s note to the future Martha Morrison (maiden name Dargan) conveys the boredom of life on the road; he writes “Hi! Nothing […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison-Owned Velvet Underground Special UK LP (Artist Owned)

A sealed copy of the 1986 UK Velvet Underground self-titled compilation album, from MGM’s Special Series, from the personal record collection of Velvet Underground co-founder and guitarist Sterling Morrison.  We obtained this directly from Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison, and it is accompanied by her signed letter of authenticity. A very rare opportunity to obtain a […]

Velvet Underground – Guitarist Sterling Morrison’s Birth Certificate

As unique a Velvet Underground collectible as one could ever hope to find–Velvet’s guitarist Sterling Morrison’s birth certificate! This “Certification of Birth” was issued by the New York State Department of Health. As noted here, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. was born on August 29, 1942 at Meadowbrook Hospital in East Meadow, New York.  This certificate […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Personal University of Texas Student ID

A University of Texas laminated student identification card issued to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. After the Velvet Underground broke up, Morrison moved to Austin to attend the University of Texas, where he taught and earned a PHD in medieval literature.  Wikipedia notes Morrison began to work on […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison-Owned 1968 Shrine LA ‘Last Minute’ Concert Handbill

A scarce handbill for the Velvet Underground, Butterfield Blues Band, Sly & The Family Stone and the Rockets (pre-Crazy Horse) at LA’s Shrine Auditorium July 12-13, 1968, from the legendary archive of the late Velvets’ guitarist Sterling Morrison. The design of the original color psychedelic poster made to promote this Pinnacle-produced show rendered the band […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Personal 45 “Sunday Morning/Femme Fatale” (Stock Copy)

Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground’s personal copy of the band’s second single, “Sunday Morning/Femme Fatale” on Verve Records.  This extremely rare stock copy is in beautiful NM-/EX+ condition.  We obtained it directly from Sterling’s widow, Martha Morrison, and it comes with her signed letter of authenticity. A very rare opportunity to own a Velvet Underground […]

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