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. The audio tape was found in a bread basket during a move.
RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:
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.”
(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “I NEVER DREAMED”)
DAVID BOWIE: (Singing) I never dreamed that I’d fall in love with you.
MARTIN: It’s MORNING EDITION.
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