The Earliest Known Recording Of David Bowie Singing Found In Bread Basket

July 25, 2018
David Bowie, Concert, Singing, 1986

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After 55 years, the earliest known recording of the legendary David Bowie has been found...in the bread basket of a former band mate from one of his earliest musical ventures.

Long before he was known as "David Bowie," he was David Jones, a 16-year-old looking to score a record contract with his musical outfit, The Konrads.  THe band was compiling a demo to send to executives at Decca Records, and Bowie took the lead for their song "I Never Dreamed."

Unfortunately, Decca rejected the band, and they disbanded less than a year later.  Think they would like a do-over?  

The recording will be offered for auction, along with other pieces of Bowie memorobilia, including letters, photographs and "promotional sketches."

Via NPR