Music

Rare David Bowie demo to be auctioned

by WENN July 22nd, 2020, 4:40 am

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An unreleased David Bowie demo from the 1960s is expected to fetch $5,000 at auction this week.

The rocker recorded I Do Believe I Love You in the mid-1960s when Bowie signed as a songwriter to Orbit Music.

The demo, discovered in a back catalog collection, will be auctioned in Chippenham, England on Friday.

Wessex Auction Rooms auctioneer Martin Hughes tells the BBC, “As one of only a few people in the world who have heard the recording, I am still amazed that this musical treasure has been uncovered after all of these years.

“David Bowie is one of the most iconic artists of all time and I am sure that this item is going to create a buzz around the globe amongst fans of Bowie as well as collectors of pop culture.”

The demo is not the only rare Bowie item being sold at the auction – a signed copy of the singer’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World is also up for grabs.