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David Bowie's first studio recording will be auctioned



David Bowie's earliest known studio recording as a lead singer is expected to sell for at least $ 13,000 when auctioned later this year. The band with the 16-year-old Bowie – then still under his name David Jones – as lead singer of his early group The Konrads belongs to a collection of memorabilia, which sold the former band drummer David Hadfield. He found the tape in a "breadbox", after the BBC, during a movement in the 1990s and kept his existence quiet until the auction offer was released today.

The recording – hear a short clip below – is a typical beat song of the era, with Bowie's voice almost weird. He was the then saxophonist of the band.

"Our agent, Eric Easton, who also ran the Rolling Stones, asked us to make a demo so he could offer us an auction at Decca [Records]," recalls Hadfield in the Omega auction list. "So we booked the small studio RG Jones in Morden in early 1

963. In preparation for the demo, David and our guitarist Neville Wills wrote 2/3 songs, we decided that we would make some guitar instrumentals and an original song "I never dreamed" because 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, this was the very first shot of David Jones (Bowie) 55 years ago! There is no other recording with David as lead in existence, Decca initially rejected us, but later in the same year, when they were auctioning, singer Roger Ferris was the lead voice and David sang accompaniment harmonies. "[19659002] In addition to the volume, the collection also contains "letters, invoices, booking forms, photos and advertising sketches." Bowie left the band later that year.

Auctioneer Paul Fairweather said in the listing, "For Bowie collectors, this is truly a significant recording, completely unique and of great historical interest, the earliest studio recording of a young musician who would become a superstar."

The footage and accompanying material will be auctioned in September. [194559005]


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