Congrats Stephen. That’s a beauty and what luck to have it inscribed to “you”!
The poster just by itself is very rare, as the gig was sparsely attended. I’ve only ever seen one other example for sale: unsigned and with tears at all four corners.
And, of course, genuine Nico autographs, with good provenance, are like hen’s teeth. As a massive Velvets fan, I’ve been looking to add one to my collection for a while. This poster seemed fated to come to me. I know the contrast isn’t the best, but I can forgive that for all the other positive attributes this piece has.
It’s gorgeous. I have a friend who met her in the 80s and had her sign every album up to Camera Obscura. I pester him about them all the time. If he ever sells them to me, I’ll be in touch.
Yes, very nice indeed. I saw Nico several times in London in the 1980s and took some pretty decent black & white photos of her at one of the gigs.
I also saw her in a tiny ex-bingo hall in my home town of Norwich. She turned up very late and I think under the influence of something. Who were her support band? None other than a fairly unknown indie band called "The Smiths"!
Needless to say, I never thought of asking for autographs from Nico, The Smiths nor any of the many other bands I saw back then.
Would love to see some of those historic photos!
I had a feeling someone would say that. I'll see what I can do but I'll have to do a lot of hunting to find them so it may take a while.
thanks - I like first name only
Ah... if only Ye could go back to those halcyon days... Great sig.