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

Publish Date
Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 3:06PM
Photo / Getty Images

Photo / Getty Images

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.


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.

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