- 17 Aug 20
Writing in his book 'Ed Sheeran: A Visual Journey', the singer previously said that he wrote the songs about his first heartbreak at 13-years-old.
A rare copy of global singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran's first ever demo from his teenage busking years has been put up for auction at £10,000.
Sheeran wrote and recorded the ‘Spinning Man’ CD at the tender age of 13, with the work featuring samples from his early years before he went on to become one of the best-selling artists in the world.
19 of the demos are in his possession because he didn’t want anyone to “get hold of a copy”.
A lone disc has been discovered in a drawer after Sheeran passed on a copy to a friend of his relatives while staying at their house.
“My brother put it in a drawer and forgot about it,” the friends’ brother, Kevin, told PA.
“At the time Ed Sheeran was this just this wee, ginger-haired busker and he thought nothing of it. He didn’t realise he would go on to be one of the world’s biggest pop stars.”
Sheeran previously said that he made his very first album after a picture that his dad had in 2004.
“I burnt the CDs myself and made the covers. There were 14 songs, and they were all songs that rhymed. One lyric went: ‘I’m a typical average teen if you know what I mean’.
“There are probably 20 copies of ‘Spinning Man’ in existence, and I have 19 of them. I don’t want anyone else to get hold of a copy.”
Sheeran recently donated £170,000 to his former school to provide key equipment and laptops for students in order to improve their chances of achieving success in life.
The singer attended Thomas Mills School in Framlingham, Suffolk, and made the donations over a two-year period through the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation.