July 17, 2022

David Bowie 1976 Mugshot For Auction

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Mugshot of David Bowie’s arrest in 1976 with Iggy Pop was going up for auction.

According to some records, Bowie was arrested after a performance in Rochester, New York on drug charges when a half of pound of marihuana was confiscated by the NYPD.

Due to this, the iconic artist was held for a few hours, including his party friend Iggy Pop, and later released on a $2000 bail.

This photo of David Bowie was taken in the police station, on original Kodak paper, 9.5 x 9.5 cm.

It is believed the vendor’s cousin’s husband was a gentleman called Scott. He was the officer who fingerprinted and photographed David Bowie. He gave it to the vendor personally as a wedding present as he knew he was a Bowie fan. The vendor has been in possession of this photo for 46 years and has safely kept it hidden away.

The hammer price was set up at £3800

Photo: Ewbank’s Auctions

Other Celebrities Mugshots

And since we are talking about mugshots, let’s remember some other celebrities who are part of this selective group.

Smile for the camera! 

Al Pacino, 1961.
Arrested in Woonsocket, Rhode Island in 1961 for possession of a concealed weapon.
Frank Sinatra, 1938.
Arrested in Hoboken, New Jersey in 1938 for seducing a woman.
Elvis Presley, 1970.
It is believed to not actually be a real mugshot.
Mick Jagger, 1967.
Taken in Sussex England in 1967 for Amphetamine possession.

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