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2 Years After His Death, Early David Bowie Recording To Be Auctioned


Good morning, I'm Rachel Martin. Long before he was David Bowie, a 16-year-old named David Jones did the lead vocals on a demo tape for a band in London called The Konrads. Now more than two years after his death, one of his early bandmates, David Hadfield, has discovered that audiotape in an old breadbasket during a move - the first known recording of David Bowie, singing a song called "I Never Dreamed."


DAVID BOWIE: (Singing) I never dreamed that I'd fall in love with you.

MARTIN: It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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