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 Owned 1969 Family Dog Great Highway Handbill

A 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 handbill appears […]

Velvet Underground – Band Signed ‘New York Art’ Book / 1 of 20 ‘Contributor Copies’ With 3 Extras

A rare ‘contributor copy’ 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 Kugelberg.  Included are three extras Kugelberg made in a limited edition of 20 for contributors to the book: a special Velvets picture sleeve, concert […]

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 […]

Byrds / Fleetwood Mac / Velvet Underground / Muddy Waters – 1968 Kinetic Theatre Chicago Handbill

A handbill advertising a 1968 Electric New Year’s Eve All Night Gala at Chicago’s Kinetic Theatre, featuring The Byrds, Muddy Waters and Fleetwood Mac (with Peter Green.)  At the bottom there is a listing of upcoming shows by Albert King, the Velvet Underground with Spirit (Jan 24/25 1969,) Tim Hardin, Jeff Beck and 10 Years […]

Velvet Underground – Sterling Morrison’s Stage and Album Cover Worn Psychedelic Outfit

A psychedelic shirt and pair of pants worn by Velvet Underground founding member and guitarist Sterling Morrison, on stage and in photographs with the Velvets. The accompanying letter of authenticity from Morrison’s widow, Martha Morrison notes, in part, that “in the late 1960s…each member of the band was given an outfit by a boutique in […]

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 Stage and Studio Used Custom Leather Guitar Strap / With Extensive Photo Documentation

Sterling Morrison’s custom-made leather guitar strap, used extensively during Velvet Underground live performances and recording sessions. This heavyweight guitar strap was made for Morrison, and features hand painted crosses, hearts, and patterns, extensive tooling to the leather, metal studs and beaded appliques. Morrison was photographed using this strap with his 1967 Gibson ES 335 TD during […]

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 – Vintage Proof Sheet With 12 Unpublished Images From ‘Loaded’ Recording Sessions

A vintage 8″ x 10″ proof sheet with twelve unpublished photographs of the Velvet Underground recording their 1970 album Loaded, taken by photographer Henri ter Hall. This is one of a group of Velvets proof sheets ter Hall sent in December 1970 to Steve Nelson, manager of the Boston Tea Party and the man who […]

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 / 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 […]

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 – 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 – 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 […]

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