black and white david bowie

When White men wear makeup, mesh shirts, chokers, paint their nails, and wear long hair, and sport crop tops, they're alternative. They're rock n roll. When Black men do it, we're called fags. Something is wrong with that.

Iggy Pop, Cyrinda Fox, David Bowie and Lisa Robinson, NYC, 1977. Photo by Bob Gruen.

David Bowie was arrested in upstate New York on March 21, 1976 on a felony pot possession charge. Bowie, 29 at the time, was nabbed along with Iggy Pop and two other co-defendants at a Rochester hotel following a concert. Bowie was held in the Monroe County jail for a few hours before being released. The above Rochester Police Department mug shot was taken three days after Bowie’s arrest, when the performer appeared at City Court for arraignment.