Bowie’s first demo tape found in bread bin
And Bowie Is exhibition to be released as VR experience.
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…