George Murray (David Bowie, Iggy Pop)

Courtesy of David Bowie Com


He was the former David Jones’ bassist during his watershed “Berlin “era from 1976 through 1979.


With producers Tony Visconti, Brian Eno; guitarists Earl Slick, Robert Fripp, Ricky Gardiner, Adrian Belew, and Carlos Alomar; keyboardists Roy Young and E Street Band pianist Roy Bittan; drummer Dennis Davis, and bassist George Murray as the core band– the Thin White Duke erased the boundaries of soul, hard rock, avant-garde and dance into works of aural art hitherto unheard.


Plying unadorned funk grooves, George anchored Station to Station (1975), Low and Heroes (1977), the live twofer Stage (1978), Lodger (1979), and Scary Monsters (1980) which are among the most influential of the era and of Bowie’s entire canon.


Murray also served as the bassist with David in the producer’s chair for Iggy Pop’s best album The Idiot, and Talking Head Jerry Harrison’s underrated The Red and Black (1980).


In the studio, George’s weapon of choice was the Fender Precision. On stage Murray utilized the Precision, Kramer, and Gibson Ripper basses.


After Bowie dispatched this band, Murray moved to Los Angeles and forged a career as an educator.


George Murray Sound & Vision…


David Bowie


“Sound & Vision”


“TVC 15”


“Ashes to Ashes”


“Boys Keep Swinging”




“Panic in Detroit” Live on the Station to Station Tour 1976:


Jerry Harrison


“Worlds In Collision”


Iggy Pop


“China Girl”


“Sister Midnight”