On March 21, 1976, David Bowie was arrested in New York for marijuana possession. This gave us the most beautiful mugshot in history.


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  • Fokke

    The Thin White Duke…

  • BearnieZardoz

    …in Rochester.

    • outspokenpariah

      Still technically in new york though.

      • BearnieZardoz

        Well, I don’t know about you non-US hoomans out there, but to me as a non-US bear, “New York” rings like NYC. And reading a headline such as “Donald Trump got arrested in North Carolina” sounds weird. I would expect the city.

  • http://lemonparty.com/ Anna Troll

    Fuck is up with his pupils?

    • Tanya Wicht

      “Anecdotally, the cause of Bowie’s anisocoria was attributed to the fallout from a lusty scrap in the spring of 1962. Bowie had come to blows with a friend, George Underwood, over a girl they were both hoping to date.

      Both were just 15 at the time and their friendship seemingly remained intact. The two performed together in various bands before Underwood turned from music to painting and graphics. But Bowie’s left eye remained seriously damaged.

      An impulsive punch had accidentally scratched the eyeball, resulting in paralysis of the muscles that contract the iris. From that day, Bowie’s left pupil remained in a fixed open position.

      Over time, Bowie apparently thanked his friend for his notorious eye injury, telling Underwood that it gave him “a kind of mystique”. This mystique helped fuel some of Bowie’s greatest creations and enhance iconic images, such as the album cover for Heroes (1977).”

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