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Hunky Dory: David Bowie's 1976 Mugshot Following Marijuana Possession Arrest

Hunky Dory: David Bowie's 1976 Mugshot Following Marijuana Possession Arrest

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Every celebrity worth their salt has at least one mugshot. Some, for lack of a hit movie and a penchant for hitting everything else behind the wheel of an SUV, have six. So it makes sense that David Bowie--rock star, Labyrinthine actor, Iman's husband--got in trouble with the po-po during his younger, headier days.

According to The Smoking Gun:

Bowie, 29 at the time, was nabbed along with Iggy Pop and two other codefendants at a Rochester hotel following a Saturday concert. Bowie was held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. The Rochester Police Department mug shot was taken three days after Bowie's arrest, when the performer appeared at City Court for arraignment.

Frankly, it being the '70s and all, I'm surprised it was just marijuana. Slow night? Or maybe a roadie just took the fall for the Indonesian horse Bowie was smuggling in his codpiece and the Bolivian marching powder Iggy was smuggling up his nose.

God I miss the '70s.

[h/t] Reddit

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