You never know what you might find in odd boxes or bins while you’re moving house.
A one-time member of David Bowie’s band The Konrads, drummer David Hadfield, discovered Bowie & Co’s earliest recording from 1963 “hidden in a bread bin” during a house move in the mid-1990s.
Hadfield kept his find a secret for decades, that is until the announcement this week of a David Bowie auction taking place in September in the UK, where the recording is expected to fetch at least £10,000 (AUD$17,500).
The song, a simple mod-beat track which was rejected when sent as a demo to Decca Records, features Bowie on lead vocals (very high-pitched vocals) and playing saxophone.
Catch a 13-second snippet of it, below.
Other memorabilia up for auction in September include letters, photographs, promotional sketches, band booking forms, and even utility bills.
David Bowie left The Konrads in 1964. Antonino Tati