David Bowie’s first known recording that was found in a bread basket has sold for nearly £40,000

David Bowie’s first known recording that was found in a bread basket has sold for nearly £40,000. 

The 1963 demo tape of Bowie's then-band The Konrads was made as a failed attempt to secure an audition with Decca. It was unearthed this summer by the outfit's drummer, David Hadfield, amongst a hoard of mementos from the time, including booking forms, photos and promo sketches. 

When it was discovered experts had predicted the historic item would sell for around £10,000, but has now fetched £39,360 after a 'bidding frenzy' at Omega Auctions, even more than the $27,500 recently paid on Discogs for a rare copy of Prince's 'The Black Album'. 

Don't panic if you weren't the buyer, though, we've embedded the demo below, and if you're on the hunt for more affordable memorabilia check out the items in our Top 100 DJs charity auction, in aid of UNICEF.