Bowie's Singing Demo to Be Sold at Auction

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Bowie's Singing Demo to Be Sold at Auction

A demo recording of late singer David Bowie's 1972 hit song ‘Starman’ with his guitarist Mick Ronson will be auctioned on Tuesday, Sky News reported.

Ronson gave it to his friend, Kevin Hutchinson, who did not appreciate it enough at the time.

"At 16 you're not totally impressed, nothing impresses you. Now I'm 65 and I played it, I just couldn't believe how good it is. But at the time, I thought: It's not bad,” Hutchinson explained.

"But I found it and got my old tape recorder out of the loft as well and threaded the tape into the machine. We couldn't believe it when we heard it. It's superb,” he elaborated.

"You can tell that Mick has never heard the song before because at the end he is just about to turn the tape recorder off and Bowie says: 'Hang on. There's a little bit more.' That's the la, la, la bit," he added.

Both Bowie and Ronson passed away in 2016 and 1993, respectively.

The demo is expected to sell for around $13,000.

Source: Kataeb.org