The Story Behind David Bowie’s 1976 Weed Arrest — and Legendary Mugshot

Only David Bowie could be arrested for marijuana with James Osterberg, Jr. (a.k.a. Iggy Pop), get cheered on by suspected prostitutes and land a court hearing on 4/20, of all days

After quietly battling Cancer for 18 months, rock and style icon David Bowie died Sunday. He was 69 years old.

The artist’s death has fans and friends reeling the globe over, recounting their favorite Bowie stories— his uncanny way of putting things into perspective and his undeniable, unflinching commitment to his own spectacularly unique singularity. (Reverb just posted my final interview with Bowie, dating back to my music critic years.)

One example (of thousands) involves Bowie’s stylish and even classy Class C felony arrest for marijuana possession in 1976 — a night in jail that resulted in the single-coolest mugshot ever. And here is that story.

– Read the entire article at The Cannabist.