David Bowie’s 1976 Mugshot

An oldie but a goodie as the Thin White Duke looks calm, cool and stylish after a 1976 drug arrest in Rochester, NY.


David Bowie's 1976 NY Mugshot

In March of 1976, David Bowie, Iggy Pop and two associates were arrested in a Rochester, NY hotel for possession of marijuana. Now, one may think that Mr. Bowie was just in a state of perpetual cool and unending class by the looks of that mugshot. The truth is, he actually had three days to get into his Thin White Duke character before posing.

This photo was taken on the day of his arraignment. On the day they were arrested, Bowie and friends spent only a few hours in the Monroe County Jail. The charges were all dropped after their court date. Lucky for them since they were facing fifteen-year sentences.

See Also:
David Bowie (website)
David Bowie (amazon)
Iggy Pop


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