Listen to David Bowie's first demo tape that is going up for auction

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:06PM
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David Bowie's first known studio recording will be sold at auction after it was unearthed in the loft of a former band member.

The 1963 demo tape features a 16-year-old Bowie, then known by his real name David Jones, singing with his first band The Konrads at a record studio in Morden, south west London.

The demo was rejected by record label Decca and the tape of Bowie singing I Never Dreamed was never released.

It is expected to fetch £10,000 when it is sold as part of a trove of memorabilia by former Konrads' drummer David Hadfield in September.

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While moving house in the 1990s, Mr Hadfield, who also managed the band, found the recording in the loft of his garage in a bread basket that once belonged to his grandfather.   

Bowie was the band's saxophonist but it was decided that he should sing lead vocals for the tape.