Velvet Underground – Moe Tucker Handwritten Letter to Sterling Morrison; Velvet’s Content

A remarkable handwritten letter sent by Velvet Underground drummer to the band’s guitarist, Sterling Morrison (1942-1995), exploring the possibility of a Velvet Underground reunion in Czechoslovakia, and mentioning all of the original group members. The band briefly reunited for the first time in 1990, at the opening of an Andy Warhol exhibition at the Fondation […]

Sterling Morrison – ‘Best of Booker T. & the MG’s’ Morrison & Owned Signed LP

A 1968 first pressing of The Best of Booker T & The MG’s, from the personal record collection of Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground.  Morrison has initialed the front HSM, for Holmes Sterling Morrison, on the front cover to the right of Booker T’s head. The Velvet Underground notably wrote and performed a song […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Triple Signed Voter Registration Card

Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison’s original Texas Voter Registration Card, issued under his legal name, Holmes S. [Sterling] Morrison, Jr and hand signed three times!  The card is dated 3/29/80, and is folded vertically down the middle, so it can fit in his wallet.  As you might expect, Morrison was a registered Democrat. We can’t […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Charge Invoice from Max’s Kansas City, From Velvets Final Shows

A Max’s Kansas City invoice for food and drink made on account by the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison. Morrison and the Velvets were frequent customers at Max’s, where the band played their last series of concerts with Lou Reed at the end of August 1970 (their Live At Max’s Kansas City album was […]

Sterling Morrison / Velvet Underground – Ultra Rare ‘Absolutely’ CD with Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orchestra / # 1 of 10

Here’s an impossible Velvet Underground related collectible: #1 of only ten copies of a CD featuring Velvets guitarist Sterling Morrison performing with the Hudson Valley (New York) Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra.  We can find no previous documentation of the existence of this CD. On Saturday, Feb 12, 1994 Morrison was a special guest performer with the […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Musicians Union Membership Card / From Last Year of His Life

A Houston Professional Musician’s Association (American Federation of Musicians) membership card, issued to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. Morrison has signed the card on the front in black ink.  This union membership card would have been the last one Morrison was issued; it expired on December 31, […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Signed Social Security Card

Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison’s original signed Social Security Card, issued under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr. We can’t imagine any other opportunity to obtain the social security card of another member of this exceptionally important band. (On the scan here, we have blurred the last few numbers of Morrison’s social security number, […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison 1980s Texas Driver’s License

A Texas driver’s license issued to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr.  This license expired in 1989 and dates from the era when Morrison was teaching at the University of Texas. We acquired this license from Sterling Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison; her letter of authenticity is included, as […]

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

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 Signed University of Texas Student ID / From Just After Leaving Velvets

A University of Texas student identification card issued to Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, under his legal name, Holmes Sterling Morrison, Jr.  This 1971-1972 card dates from just after Morrison left the Velvets (see below), and Morrison has signed the card on the front in blue ink. From Wikipedia: In 1970, when the band was […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison Max’s Kansas City Charge Receipt

A Max’s Kansas City carbon “charge record” for a $12.24 charge made by the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison (who also wrote his name and address at top.) Morrison and the Velvets were frequent customers at Max’s, where the band played their last series of concerts with Lou Reed in September 1970 (their Live […]

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 […]

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