T103. Guitar; Carlos Alomar taken by Chris Duffy, 2017, at Hansa Studios, Berlin. No other guitarist has worked with David Bowie for as long as Carlos Alomar, who played on eleven Bowie albums in the 70s, 80s, 90s and 00s including Station to Station, the Berlin Trilogy, Scary Monsters, Heathen and Reality. Bowie met him in 1974 and Alomar worked on the first sessions in Philadelphia for what would become the stylised soul of Young Americans – writing Fame with Bowie and John Lennon – bringing with him the experience he’d had playing on stage with James Brown, Wilson Pickett and Chuck Berry. The late 70s ‘DAM’ trio – Alomar with the rhythm section of Dennis Davis on drums and George Murray on bass – were Bowie’s most significant backing band if more abstract and discreet alongside the early 70s Spiders from Mars.