“I had forgotten something – I don't know what. As I came back, I heard my father say, ‘Wait a minute, here he is!’” George Murray became part of David Bowie’s famous D.A.M. rhythm trio – but almost missed the call-up because he had to catch a bus

George Murray
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Back in the mid ‘70s, David Bowie assembled a new rhythm section, which comprised drummer Dennis Davis, guitarist Carlos Alomar, and bass guitar player George Murray.

Together, they became known as the ‘D.A.M. Trio’ – a backline tour de force that recorded extensively with Bowie across a hectic 10-year period that saw the release of Station to Station (1976), Heroes (1977) and Lodger (1979), among others.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.

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