Sunday, November 11, 2007

rare 1976 David Bowie mugshot

David Bowie: Mug Shot Oddity

Unseen image from rock star's 1976 Rochester pot bust surfaces

This marvelous booking photo of David Bowie, which was snapped in Rochester, New York following the singer's March 1976 arrest on a felony pot possession charge. 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. The photo was provided to TSG by a Rochester man who is seeking to sell the one-of-a-kind image. So if you're looking for a truly unique piece of rock and roll memorabilia--and have cash to burn--drop a line to

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