1963 David Bowie Demo Was Discovered And Will Soon Be Up For Auction

via Omega Auctions/PA

You Won’t Believe Where They Found It

David Bowie’s first known studio recording when he was only 16 years old (when he still used his original name David Jones) was recently found by drummer David Hadfield in the spot he least expected to see it – inside an old bread basket in his loft. This 1963 demo tape was rejected by Decca and features Bowie with his band The Konrads playing “I Never Dreamed.”

It will be up for bid this September by Omega Auctions and it’s expected to fetch $13,000.

“We had decided that we would do a couple of guitar instrumentals and one original song. I chose I Never Dreamed as it was the strongest, the other two were a bit weak. I also decided that David was the best person to sing it and give the right interpretation. So this became the very first recording of David Jones singing 55 years ago.” – David Hadfield

Hadfield also added that “There is no other recording of the demo featuring David as lead in existence.” which makes this a collector’s item for any David Bowie fan.

via Omega Auctions/PA