Tape dates from 1963 when the star was a 16-year-old singer with his band the Konrads

The first-known recording by David Bowie, made when he was the 16-year-old singer of a band called the Konrads, has sold at auction in Britain for nearly £40,000.

Music specialists Omega Auctions in north-west England said “a bidding frenzy” around its memorabilia sale led to the demo tape fetching around four times the expected price of £10,000 when it went under the hammer on Tuesday. It sold for £39,360, Omega said.

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