At the age of 16, the young singer had recorded with his first group, the Konrads, a demo tape. Decca records was not seduced by the future superstar’s voice. 55 years later, a member of the Konrads has found this collector’s item, which will be auctioned in September for at least 10,000 pounds.
Decca must be full of regrets. Fifty-five years ago, she turned down a contract with the young David Bowie, reveals the Guardian. The story begins in 1963. Bowie, then David Jones, is playing for a year with the Konrads, his first band. Their agent, Eric Easton, also works for a small band that starts, the Rolling Stones. Following their example, the young musicians record a demo hoping to get an audition at Decca. The voice of the future Ziggy Stardust leaves the record company indifferent. Even a second try, a few months later, does not succeed. Bowie leaves the group.
The rest is history.