BEATLES & BOWIE: Early Recordings Bring Big Bucks

The auction hammers have come down on rare recordings by The Beatles and David Bowie.

There were 63 bids oneBay UK for a promo disc of The Beatles' "Love Me Do," one of only 250 that were pressed for radio. The British Heart Foundation discovered it in a stack of records donated to one of its charity shops. It sold for $12,500.

David Bowie's demo of "Starman" sold Tuesday for just over $67,000, which was $57,000 more than its estimate. Recorded in 1971 by Bowie and guitarist Mick Ronson, the reel-to-reel tape also contains early versions of "Moonage Daydream" and "Hang on to Yourself."

 

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