David Bowie's First Demo Found In A Bread Tin

David Bowie's First Demo Found In A Bread Tin

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David Jones, 1965 (Photo by CA/Redferns/Getty Images)

A skinny 16-year-old David Jones with ambitions to be a saxophonist sang lead vocals on a demo track titled "I Never Dreamed" with his first band, The Konrads, in a small studio in south London. Of course, David Jones went on to become David Bowie, and that demo has recently been found in an old bread basket! 

Originally rejected by record label Decca, the voice on that demo would go on to become one of the most iconic artists of all time!

The drummer of The Konrads, David Hadfield, was the finder of the demo tape. It was in a loft in his garage and also contained booking forms, photos and letters. It was only found because he was moving house. 

He recalls: “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".

The demo is expected to reach £10,000 at auction!

If you've frantically just checked your own bread bin and found nothing but crumbs, never fear, we've created this great playlist; I Like: David Bowie on Spotify...


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