Sep 13 2018

Lost David Bowie Recording Sells For $52000

Lost David Bowie Recording Sells For $52000

by MUSIC-NEWS.COM on SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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David Bowie’s first-known studio recording has sold at auction for almost $52,000 (£40,000).

 

The 1963 demo tape, which was rejected by bosses at record company Decca, features a 16-year-old David Jones singing I Never Dreamed with his band The Konrads.

Jones went on to find mega fame as Bowie.

The recording was discovered by The Konrads’ drummer David Hadfield in his attic.

Omega Auctions estimated the item would go under the hammer for $13,000 (£10,000), but it sold for almost four times as much.

Two overseas collectors fought for the recording over the phone.

“There was certainly applause when the hammer went down,” an auction house spokesperson tells the BBC. “It’s a fantastic piece of history.”

Promotional sketches by the late Bowie from his days with The Konrads and photographs and posters of the band also sold at the auction.

Hadfield told the outlet that David Jones had no ambitions to become a frontman when he was recruited as the group’s saxophonist.

“His heart and mind were focused on becoming a world-class saxophone player,” he says. “Our agent, Eric Easton, who also managed the Rolling Stones, asked us to do a demo so he could try and get us an audition at Decca. We had decided that we would do a couple of guitar instrumentals and one original song.

“Decca initially turned us down, but when they eventually gave us an audition later that year, vocalist Roger Ferris was the lead voice and David sang backing harmonies.”

Bowie quit the group after the audition. He lost his battle with cancer in January, 2016.

Sep 13 2018

Madonna Flew Economy To Lisbon

Madonna Flew Economy To Lisbon

by MUSIC-NEWS.COM on SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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Pop superstar Madonna has been shunning luxury travel to fly economy between London and her new home in Lisbon, Portugal.

 

Madonna was photographed napping while wearing oversized sunglasses as she sat onboard the small plane, which did not have first class, on Monday, when she was accompanied by two female friends and members of her security team, according to Us Weekly.

Portuguese comedian Herman Jose, who had previously met the star at a mutual acquaintance’s private party in Lisbon, was a passenger on the same flight, and reveals the singer was instantly recognisable, despite trying to remain low-key.

“The moment she entered the plane with her head all covered with a cloth and a big hat, she looked at me and I immediately recognised her,” he told the publication.

According to the veteran funnyman, he was “causing some commotion” by posing for selfies with the airline crew, but Madonna, who turned 60 last month (Aug18), didn’t seem to mind.

“She didn’t care at all,” he said.

It’s not the first time Madonna has settled for economy class for the short flight to Lisbon – she was spotted on a similar plane last November (17).

Sep 13 2018

Paul McCartney Tells A Bizarre Tale About Hey Jude and Jews

Paul McCartney Tells A Bizarre Tale About Hey Jude and Jews

by PAUL CASHMERE on SEPTEMBER 12, 2018

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Paul McCartney has told a bizarre story about his Beatles hit ‘Hey Jude’ suggesting that the song once offended a Jewish man.

 

The Beatles put a sign in the window of their one time Apple clothing store simply stating ‘Hey Jude’.

“I liked the name Jude. I didn’t realise it meant Jewish, which it does. We put it up on the window of our shop so that people going by on the buses would see it,” he tells GQ.

He then went on to say, “I got this furious phone call from this guy who was Jewish. He said ‘what are you doing. How dare you do this, hey Jude. Because in Hitler’s day, the Nazi thing, ‘Juden Raus’ meant ‘Jews out’. I didn’t connect. I heard the name first in one of the musicals. I liked the name. He rings me up and he says, “you’re doing this and you’re making fun of the Jews”. I said, “no wait a minute’. He said ‘I am going to send my son around to beat you up’. I said ‘hey baby, nothing to do with that’. I was suddenly alerted that it would have caused him a lot of problems because his family would have experienced that. I calmed him down and his son didn’t come around to beat me up.