A rare handbill advertising two August 1969 shows by The Velvet Underground and Flight, at The Woodrose Ballroom in South Deerfield, Mass. With gothic artwork and a central tombstone motif, this handbill comes from the legendary collection of the late Velvets guitarist Sterling Morrison. This handbill measures 8 1/2″ by 11″, and is in near […]
A unique and unpublished/undocumented tape of Elektra Records ‘house hippy’ Danny Fields interviewing his close friend Nico, in advance of the release of her 1968 Elektra album The Marble Index. We purchased this years ago from Fields, who later managed The Stooges and the Ramones. The 20 minute tape is a discussion between Fields and Nico, […]
A vintage photograph of Nico and Brian Jones taken at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival. It’s dated 1968 on the back (the year after the festival) and measures 6 1/2″ x 4 1/2″. There is a 1968 copyright notice on the back crediting the late Stephen C. LaVere, a somewhat legendary record producer and music historian […]
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 […]
A beautiful silkscreened concert poster advertising a show by the Velvet Underground, Taj Mahal and White Lightning at Washington University in St. Louis, May 11, 1969. This poster was part of Velvet’s guitarist Sterling Morrison’s legendary archive. Robert Quine, later guitarist for Richard Hell and the Voidoids and a Lou Reed sideman, was a student […]
A Mono 1968 copy of The Velvet Underground & Nico, with fully intact Andy Warhol banana sticker. This copy has a first pressing disc in the slightly later version of the cover, with Eric Emerson’s torso airbrushed off the back cover. The Andy Warhol designed album cover is in EX condition, and the fragile banana […]
A scarce handbill advertising two shows by “Andy Warhol’s Velvet Underground” at the Boston Tea Party, during May, 1967. These were the band’s first performances at a venue that would become a home base of sorts for the Velvets. Reportedly Nico was supposed to perform with the group, but didn’t show up until the end […]
A superb 1967 UK Mono first pressing of the The Velvet Underground and Nico on Verve Records, from the personal record collection of Bill Wyman of the Rolling Stones. Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold acquired this directly from Bill Wyman while doing consulting for him, and at his request Wyman hand signed the included letter of authenticity, […]
An extremely rare original photograph of the Velvet Underground, circa 1968, probably at Andy Warhol’s Factory, and taken by Factory photographer Billy Name. This is a rare vintage print, with Billy Name’s FACTORY FOTO stamp on the reverse. This photograph came from the original MGM/Verve Records Velvet Underground art file. Recordmecca’s Jeff Gold purchased […]
A very rare promotional flyer/handbill advertising The Velvet Underground’s use of Sunn Amplifiers–as it says, “Sunn Amps In Action: Velvet Underground.” Printed circa 1969, in mint condition. 8 1/2″ x 11″.
A superb and unused first printing of the iconic poster advertising the Velvet Underground’s final shows with Lou Reed, at Max’s Kansas City during June, July and August of 1970. The group’s run was extended past the dates on this poster, and on August 23 their Live at Max’s Kansas City album was recorded (during […]
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 […]
A beautiful original concert poster used to advertise Lou Reed’s 1979 tour of Germany. The poster lists seven tour dates during March and April, in Hamburg, Berlin, Dusseldorf, Mannheim, Stuttgart, Offenbach and Munich. 23 1/4″ x 33″, in near mint condition, with a bit of very minor scuffing to the top right edge.
Sterling Morrison of the Velvet Underground’s personal promotional copy of the band’s single, “What Goes On/Jesus” on Verve Records. This rare 45 is in beautiful 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 45 from […]
A scarce original first printing concert poster advertising June 1968 shows by the Velvet Underground, Iron Butterfly and Chrome Cyrcus at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. This poster, #122 in the collectible Family Dog series, comes from the archive of the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison. For 19 years it had been on […]
A scarce original first printing concert poster advertising October, 1968 shows by the Velvet Underground, Charley Musselwhite and Initial Shock at the Avalon Ballroom in San Francisco. This poster, #142 in the collectible Family Dog series, comes from the archive of the late Velvet Underground guitarist Sterling Morrison. For 19 years it had been on […]