A photo of David Bowie being arrested in 1976 after landing a drug charge with Iggy Pop is going up for auction.
According to the listing the seller’s “cousin’s husband was a gentleman called Scott” who “was the officer who fingerprinted and photographed David Bowie”.
While that may not seem true at all upon first read, he apparently “gave it to the seller personally as a wedding present as he knew he was a Bowie fan”. The seller has been in possession of the photo for “46 years and has safely kept it hidden away”.
Well, that didn’t seem to help the case for validity too much, but the story of the photo is that Bowie was held with three others including Iggy Pop, for three hours and then released on bail for $2,000 due to marijuana charges. He later pleaded not guilty and a grand jury decided to pass on the case.
The photo seems to be worth a lot to collectors of all things music and David Bowie as just the mention of the photo has started to gain major popularity over the internet and social media. There’s no telling how much the photo will go for when all is said and done, but if there was anyone to guess on what the total would be, I would guess that the price would be more than it ever should be.
Meanwhile, the release date for the new Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream was recently revealed earlier this week.
The film, directed by Brett Morgen, will launch globally on September 16 and is described as a “feature length experiential cinematic odyssey” that “explores Bowie’s creative, musical and spiritual journey.” There will also be IMAX screenings in several territories. David Bowie fans are also ready for the documentary to come out as well as it quickly approaches.