A very unique and remarkable tape was released recently, and it is expected to sell for thousands of dollars when it is auctioned off. The tape is a 1963 demo recording of a fledgling artist whose name was David Jones while he was with a band called the Konrads. Today we know him better by his more famous stage name: David Bowie!
The band’s drummer, David Hadfield, found the tape of a song called "I Never Dreamed" in a bread basket in his garage while he was in the midst of a move. Remarkably, he found the tape in the 1990s and kept its existence a secret up till now. As the demo did not land the band a recording contract, all the band members, including Bowie, thought the tape no longer existed.
According to Hadfield, Bowie, 16 years old at the time, served chiefly as the band’s saxophonist. He occasionally sang, although Hadfield said that Bowie was more concerned with being “a world class saxophone player” and had “no inclination to become a singer at this point.” Luckily for the world of music, Bowie had a change of heart. Listen to a snippet below.