Lou Reed and John Cale – ‘Songs for ‘Drella’ St. Ann’s Premiere Program, BAM Handbill, Ticket Stub, VIP Party Invite (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. […]

The Stooges / Velvet Underground- Sterling Morrison-Owned ‘Raw Power’ LP

A US first pressing of the Stooges album Raw Power, from the personal record collection of Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground. This Stooges album, from the collection of the late Velvets guitarist, is an extraordinary artifact from the nexus of two of the most important and unconventional bands ever. We obtained this and a […]

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-Owned 1968 Hippodrome San Diego Metallic Handbill

A beautiful metallic ink handbill advertising the Velvet Underground and Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Hippodrome in San Diego, on July 5 & 6, 1968.  This handbill is from the archive of the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison. The Velvets were touring in support of their second album White Light/White Heat, released in January […]

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 […]

Lou Reed – Signed Advance Book Proof ‘Between Thought and Expression: Selected Lyrics of Lou Reed’ (Velvet Underground)

A rare ‘Advance Uncorrected Proof’ of Lou Reed’s 1991 book Between Thought and Expression: Selected Lyrics of Lou Reed, signed by Lou Reed on the title page. This paperback proof would have been sent to reviewers prior to the book’s release, and the cover bears the notice ‘Advance Uncorrected Proof. Do not quote for publication […]

Velvet Underground – Guitarist Sterling Morrison’s Sweater, Worn in Numerous Band Photos

A wool sweater owned by Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, who can be seen wearing it in numerous photographs with the band. We acquired this directly from Morrison’s widow Martha Morrison, whose accompanying letter of authenticity explains that the sweater was given to Sterling by the Velvet Underground’s road manager, whose father had won a […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison-Owned 1969 Family Dog on the Great Highway Concert Handbill / Mint Condition

A very rare handbill for the Velvet Underground’s November 1969 three night stand at San Francisco’s Family Dog on the Great Highway, from the collection of the late great Velvets guitarist Sterling Morrison. Tracks recorded at these shows appear on the Velvet Underground album Bootleg Series 1: The Quine Tapes, and the artwork from this […]

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 – 1993 Prague Concert Poster & Ticket / Historic Concert

A poster and concert ticket from the Velvet Underground’s June 13, 1993 concert at the Cultural Palace in Prague, Czech Republic. The Velvet Underground played a special part in the history of the former Czechoslovakia, and Lou Reed had a close relationship with Václav Havel, the country’s first president.  This show, part of the band’s […]

Velvet Underground – 1993 Paris Olympia Set List, Documents, Ticket Stub, Backstage Pass

A collection of items from the Velvet Underground’s June 15, 1993 concert at the Paris, Olympia, as part of their short-lived reunion tour. Included are an original printed out set list, a memo to the band and crew, a guide to the different backstage passes, an unused crack and peel cloth backstage pass, and an […]

Velvet Underground – Band Signed ‘New York Art’ Book / Boxed Deluxe Ltd. Edition Signed by Lou Reed, Moe Tucker, Doug Yule

A rare boxed, limited edition of Johan Kugelberg’s highly acclaimed 2009 book The Velvet Underground: New York Art, signed by Lou Reed, Moe Tucker and Doug Yule of the Velvet Underground. This definitive and long-out-of-print chronicle of the Velvets is filled with never-before-seen photographs, artifacts, concert posters, handwritten lyrics, clippings, interviews and contributions from band […]

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 […]

The Velvet Underground – 1970 Sterling Morrison Handwritten Setlist

An original Velvet Underground set list in Sterling Morrison’s hand, from a show at the Quiet Knight in Chicago, sometime between January 15-21, 1970. Only a handful of Velvet Underground set lists have survived, all of which were preserved by the late great Velvets lead guitarist Sterling Morrison. We feel setlists are among the most […]

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 […]

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