David Bowie Arrest Mugshot New York March 1976 New York Thin White Duke: David Bowie (real name: David Jones) was arrested March 21, 1976 at the Americana Rochester Hotel in Rochester, New York. Three other people were arrested at 2:25 a.m. in Bowie’s three-room suite by vice squad detectives after confiscating what they described as about half a pound of marijuana. One of the people arrested along with Bowie was James Osterberg, Jr. aka Iggy Pop.
1962: When David was 15 years old his friend George Underwood punched him in his left eye during a fight over a girl they both liked. They remained friends though. David stayed out of school around 8 months while doctors attempted to repair his damaged eye and while he recovered, ultimately though, his eye was left permanently dilated. The injury resulted in faulty depth perception, and there was damage to his color vision (lending to persistent brownish tones in the left eye).
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