Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison Owned and Used Leather Guitar Strap, With Full Authentication

A Sterling Morrison-owned leather guitar strap, used by the Velvet Underground guitarist after that band’s breakup. Morrison is pictured using a virtually identical strap on the back cover of The Velvet Underground’s debut album and in other live photographs, however this strap has a barely discernable stamp from Rockin’ Robin Guitars & Music, a Houston […]

John Cale – 1972 1st Press ‘The Academy in Peril’ LP / Mint, Andy Warhol Cover (Velvet Underground)

A beautiful 1972 first pressing of John Cale’s The Academy in Peril, on Reprise Records. The Andy Warhol designed gatefold, die-cut cover is in Near Mint condition with no issues, and the disc is in Mint condition, with no signs of having been played.  As nice a copy as you could hope to find.

The Velvet Underground – 1st Press ‘White Light/White Heat’ LP / Warhol Credit, Deep Groove

A scarce West Coast first pressing of the Velvet Underground’s second album, White Light/White Heat, on Verve Records. This has all the hallmarks of the earliest West Coast pressing–the visible skull tattoo on the front cover, track listing mis-titles ‘Here She Comes Now’ as ‘There She Comes Now,’ back cover credits Lou Reed for ‘lead […]

Velvet Underground & Nico / Andy Warhol – Original 1966 ‘The Trip’ Concert Poster

A very rare original concert poster advertising May, 1966 shows by Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable featuring the Velvet Underground and Nico, at the Sunset Strip club The Trip (the “New Shrine of Pop Culture”). Silkscreened onto thin cardboard, the artwork reproduces the April 25, 1966 cover of Newsweek featuring a Roy Lichtenstein painting, and […]

Velvet Underground – Rare Woodrose Ballroom Handbill / from Sterling Morrison Collection

A very rare handbill for two shows by the Velvet Underground in August, 1969, at The Woodrose Ballroom in South Deerfield, Massachusetts. This comes from the legendary archive of the late Velvets’ guitarist Sterling Morrison (1942-1995). The design of the the handbill looks to be a gravestone surrounded by what looks to be a mideval […]

Velvet Underground – Ultra Rare 1968 Hippodrome San Diego Foil Concert Poster (White Light/White Heat Era)

A beautiful and extremely rare metallic ink concert poster advertising the Velvet Underground and Quicksilver Messenger Service at the Hippodrome in San Diego, on July 5 & 6, 1968.  This is one of the rarest Velvet Underground concert posters. The Velvets were touring in support of their second album White Light/White Heat, released in January […]

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 – Vintage Lisa Law Exploding Plastic Inevitable Photograph / Andy Warhol

A vintage Lisa Law photograph of the Velvet Underground, performing as part of Andy Warhol’s Exploding Plastic Inevitable, circa 1966/67. In the foreground are the EPI’s dancers Mary Woronov and Gerard Malanga, behind which are the Velvets.  From Wikipedia: The Exploding Plastic Inevitable Now, sometimes simply called Plastic Inevitable or EPI, was a series of […]

John Cale – Signed 1988 Photo Christmas Card, Sent to Sterling Morrison / Velvet Underground

A 1988 photo holiday card sent by John Cale to his former (and future) Velvet Underground bandmate Sterling Morrison.  The photo shows Cale in bed with wife Risé Irushalmi and daughter Eden, and is signed by Cale with each of their names and the date ‘1988’. We acquired this from Sterling Morrison’s widow Martha Morrison; […]

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- Owned 1993 German Concert Poster

From the collection of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, a concert poster for the Velvets’ June 11, 1993 show at the Hamburg Sporthalle, as part of the band’s short-lived reunion tour. This beautiful poster features Andy Warhol’s classic Banana artwork, printed on a background of metallic silver ink.  Morrison was the Velvet Underground’s archivist, and […]

Velvet Underground / Grateful Dead / Janis Joplin / Yardbirds / Etc. – Pinnacle Concert Handbill Advertising May 1968 Shows

A wonderful large psychedelic handbill advertising an incredible lineup of shows in May 1968 as part of the Pinnacle Concert series. Artists include Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), the Grateful Dead, Velvet Underground, the Yardbirds, Albert King, Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal, Chambers Brothers, Dr John the Night Tripper, B.B. King, […]

Velvet Underground – Band & Author 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 and author Johan Kugelberg. 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 […]

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 […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison- Owned 1993 German Concert Poster

From the collection of Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison, a concert poster for the Velvets’ June 11, 1993 show at the Hamburg Sporthalle, as part of the band’s short-lived reunion tour. This beautiful poster features Andy Warhol’s classic Banana artwork, printed on a background of metallic silver ink.  Morrison was the Velvet Underground’s archivist, and […]

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