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A rare unreleased David Bowie demo is being put up for auction


The late, great David Bowie has a cult fandom, unlike many other artists. The Starman garnered an adoration which meant his fandom left no stone unturned when devouring his content.

However, it has been revealed that they missed one as a previously unreleased Bowie demo which will soon be going up for auction. The song, ‘I Do Believe I Love You’, is expected to fetch up to £5,000.

The song was recorded in 1966 as the hapless singer-songwriter Bowie attempted to make it in the music industry after signing with Orbit Music. The demo was discovered by a record collector who found the disc in their back catalogue.

The rare demo will go under the hammer in Chippenham on July 23rd and will be one of a few tracks from the Thin White Duke to appear at the auction that day.

The Wessex auction rooms will also welcome a number of other Bowie items on this day including a highly-coveted signed copy of the singer’s 1970 album The Man Who Sold The World.

Martin Hughes, the auctioneer, told BBC News: “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.”