Here is David Bowie’s first demo. He was just 16.

David Bowie got into the music biz very early. Inspired by American rockers such as Little Richard and Chuck Berry, a teenage Bowie was determined to make his mark.

When he was 16, he recorded a song called “I Never Dreamed” with his band, The Konrads. It was sent to Decca Records but rejected. (Note that Decca also rejected some group called The Beatles, saying that “guitar groups were on their way out.”)

The demo disappeared for decades until it was discovered by David Hadfield, the drummer for the Konrads. As he was packing up for a move, he found the tape in an old bread basket. He later sold it at auction for £39,360.

Here it is. For the full story, go to FarOutMagazine.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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