Bowie’s first demo tape found in bread bin

And Bowie Is ex­hi­bi­tion to be re­leased as VR ex­pe­ri­ence.

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David Bowie’s first ever demo has been dis­cov­ered in a bread bas­ket. Bowie (then David Jones) and his band The Kon­rads recorded the song I Never Dreamed in 1963 in an un­suc­cess­ful bid to be signed by Decca Records. The 55-year-old tape was found by The Kon­rads’ man­ager and drum­mer David Had­field. It is ex­pected to fetch £10,000 at auc­tion in Septem­ber.

Mean­while, a dig­i­tal recre­ation of the David Bowie Is ex­hi­bi­tion, which first opened at Lon­don’s Vic­to­ria And Al­bert Mu­seum five years ago, is to be made avail­able to mo­bile de­vices in the au­tumn via all ma­jor vir­tual re­al­ity plat­forms. A state­ment on Bowie’s of­fi­cial web­site reads: “The dig­i­tal ex­pe­ri­ence, a first of its kind, will de­liver an as­ton­ish­ing, but deftly con­nected se­quence of au­dio-vis­ual spa­ces through which the work and arte­facts of Bowie’s life can be ex­pe­ri­enced.

The ex­pe­ri­ence will be avail­able in nine lan­guages, and the David Bowie Archive will be do­nat­ing a share of the prof­its to the V&A and the Brook­lyn Mu­seum.

Be­fore Bowie: David Jones has his eyes on sign­ing with Decca…

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