- 15 Dec 21
'I Want Your Love' by a young David Bowie was described as a "full-on, The Who-style assault with slashing guitars and David Bowie’s distinctive vocals.”
A vinyl copy of a rare David Bowie demo recorded back in 1965 is slated to go under the hammer.
The song, titled ‘I Want Your Love’, was recorded by a teenage Bowie with his band at the time, Davy Jones and the Lower Third. Variety reports that the vinyl will go for sale on December 16, and is expected to fetch up to £12,000.
At the time, the singer was about 20 and worked with the American producer Shel Talmy. The Space Oddity legend was recording under Jones, his real surname. The Lower Third was one of several bands he performed with in the 1960s before finding success as Bowie, and were hired to demo the song.
Auctioneer Martin Hughes said: “The seller purchased the physical music archive of one of the world’s biggest publishing companies and therefore unearthed a raft of amazing demos and unheard tracks from huge artists.”
One of Bowie’s old two-piece suits went up for auction earlier this year, worn by the music icon on a night out at the historic New Romantic spot The Blitz Club. It was later claimed by legendary promoter Steve Strange after it was left in the London club’s cloakroom.
Bowie left the Issey Miyake-designed suit behind after noticing several cigarette burns on it, and changed into a new outfit. Elsewhere, a livestream concert to mark what would have been David Bowie‘s 75th birthday is set for next month.
The January 8th event will include long-term members of the late icon’s band along with appearances from Gary Oldman, Ricky Gervais, Evan Rachel Wood, Duran Duran‘s Simon Le Bon and John Taylor, Def Leppard, Living Colour, Walk The Moon and Jake Welsley Rogers.
Listen to ‘I Want Your Love’ below.
Read John Walshe's review of David Bowie - 'Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001) here