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.

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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.