A-List Mugshots – Music

Jim Morrison

A 19-year old Morrison was arrested in 1963 for drunkenness and for the Bertie Woosterish theft of a policeman’s hat.

Frank Sinatra

In 1938, a 23-year-old Sinatra was arrested on charges of ‘seduction’ and ‘adultery’. His initial charge stated that: ‘On the second and ninth days of November 1938 at the Borough of Lodi’ and ‘under the promise of marriage’ Sinatra ‘did then and there have sexual intercourse with the said complainant, who was then and there a single female of good repute.’ Sinatra was released on $1,500 bond, but when it was determined that the lady in question was married a complaint of adultery was substituted, with Sinatra’s bond being lowered to $500. That charge, too, was dismissed, and neither crime exists today.

Billie Holiday

In May 1947 the jazz legend, then 32, was locked up for eight months on a drug conviction.

David Bowie

Bowie, then 29, was arrested along with Iggy Pop in upstate New York in March 1976 on a cannabis possession charge following a concert. He was held for a few hours then released. His mugshot is as cool as hell, isn’t it, but it was taken a few days after the arrest when he appeared in court for arraignment.

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2 thoughts on “A-List Mugshots – Music

  1. noreply@blogger.com'
    Joey Joe Joe Jr.
    August 13, 2010 at 15:26

    Johnny Cash, after his arrest by a narcotics squad in El Paso, Texas in 1965.

  2. noreply@blogger.com'
    August 13, 2010 at 17:28

    Even in a black and white photie ole' blue eyes blue eyes shine out, you could make a complaint about adultery, no wonder plod was snowed under with paperwork.

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