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Busted: Famous People Arrested For Smoking Marijuana (1949-1980)

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Marijuana is the evil weed that will drive you to madness. Well, so they say. Lest the impressionable masses smoke it, the great and good who toke a joint and eneage in immoral drug taking must made examples of. I’ve trawled the archives for these pictures of famous faces who’ve been arrested for (alleged) cannabis possession.

What’s noticable is that very few of them seem upset. But that’s marijuana for you; it renders you too stupid to realise how bad you are:

 

Robert Mitchum and Lila Leeds, both at left, talk with their attorneys and real estate man Robin Ford, second from right, immediately after the screen players and Ford were convicted, Jan 10, 1949 in Los Angeles. They were convicted of conspiracy to possess marijuana. Jerry Gieser, Mitchum's attorney, has his back to the camera. At right is V. G Brumdaugh, Ford's Attorney. Trial on the other count in their indictments, possession of narcrotics, was postponed. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.4949502

Robert Mitchum and Lila Leeds, both at left, talk with their attorneys and real estate man Robin Ford, second from right, immediately after the screen players and Ford were convicted, Jan 10, 1949 in Los Angeles. They were convicted of conspiracy to possess marijuana. Jerry Gieser, Mitchum’s attorney, has his back to the camera. At right is V. G Brumdaugh, Ford’s Attorney. Trial on the other count in their indictments, possession of narcrotics, was postponed. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.4949502

- In this Feb. 9, 1949 file photo, actor Robert Mitchum, center right, and actress Lila Leeds, left, are sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana cigarettes in Los Angeles.

– In this Feb. 9, 1949 file photo, actor Robert Mitchum, center right, and actress Lila Leeds, left, are sentenced to 60 days in jail on charges of conspiracy to possess marijuana cigarettes in Los Angeles.

 

Movie actor Robert Mitchum embraces his wife after returning to his Hollywood home, March 30, 1949 from jail where he served 50 days of a 60 day sentence for a marijuana violation. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.4949533  Date: 30/03/1949

Movie actor Robert Mitchum embraces his wife after returning to his Hollywood home, March 30, 1949 from jail where he served 50 days of a 60 day sentence for a marijuana violation. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.4949533
Date: 30/03/1949

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr, left, gets an affectionate look from her daughter, Troylene, after she arrived at her parents home, April 2, 1963, Edna, Texas. Candy Barr, an ex-stripper, walked out of Goree Prison after being paroled. She served three years and four months of a 15-year sentence for possession of Marijuana. Candy Barr, whose legal name when she was convicted was Mrs. Juanita Phillips. Before she entered prison she married her third husband, Jack Sakhian of Hollywood, Calif., and she said she would like to live with him now that she is out of prison. The 5-foot, 3-inch blonde former entertainer said all she wanted to do was enjoy her family. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7214011

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr, left, gets an affectionate look from her daughter, Troylene, after she arrived at her parents home, April 2, 1963, Edna, Texas. Candy Barr, an ex-stripper, walked out of Goree Prison after being paroled. She served three years and four months of a 15-year sentence for possession of Marijuana. Candy Barr, whose legal name when she was convicted was Mrs. Juanita Phillips. Before she entered prison she married her third husband, Jack Sakhian of Hollywood, Calif., and she said she would like to live with him now that she is out of prison. The 5-foot, 3-inch blonde former entertainer said all she wanted to do was enjoy her family. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.7214011

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr, went behind bars after turning herself in to Bexar County Sheriff near noon, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1959, San Antonio, Texas. Under a 15-year sentence assessed in Dallas for possession of Marijuana, the stripper has exhausted all appeals. A Dallas deputy escorted Candy to the womens prison at Goree. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7213997

Burlesque dancer Candy Barr, went behind bars after turning herself in to Bexar County Sheriff near noon, Thursday, Dec. 3, 1959, San Antonio, Texas. Under a 15-year sentence assessed in Dallas for possession of Marijuana, the stripper has exhausted all appeals. A Dallas deputy escorted Candy to the womens prison at Goree. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.7213997

Timothy Leary, a New York researcher who experiments with changing human consciousness, is scheduled to go on trial in Laredo, March 2, 1966, on a charge of smuggling marijuana into the United States. His 18-year-old daughter is also charged and is to stand trial at the same time. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.9789470

Timothy Leary, a New York researcher who experiments with changing human consciousness, is scheduled to go on trial in Laredo, March 2, 1966, on a charge of smuggling marijuana into the United States. His 18-year-old daughter is also charged and is to stand trial at the same time. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.9789470

This is a 1970 photo of Dr. Timothy Leary, in custody of federal marshals as he leaves the Federal Building in Houston, Jan. 16, 1973 after being sentenced to 10 years in prison on marijuana charges. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.9789472

This is a 1970 photo of Dr. Timothy Leary, in custody of federal marshals as he leaves the Federal Building in Houston, Jan. 16, 1973 after being sentenced to 10 years in prison on marijuana charges. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.9789472

Robert Kennedy Jr., 16-year-old son of the late Robert Kennedy, leaves court at Barnstable, Mass., after a hearing on charges of possession of marijuana, Aug. 6, 1970. Accompanying him are his mother, Ethel, left, uncles Sargent Shriver, upper left, and Sen. Edward Kennedy. The young Kennedy has a wrist bandage from a fall. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.8646646

Robert Kennedy Jr., 16-year-old son of the late Robert Kennedy, leaves court at Barnstable, Mass., after a hearing on charges of possession of marijuana, Aug. 6, 1970. Accompanying him are his mother, Ethel, left, uncles Sargent Shriver, upper left, and Sen. Edward Kennedy. The young Kennedy has a wrist bandage from a fall. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.8646646

Beatle John Lennon, right, and companion Yoko Ono are arrested for possesion of marijuana after their flat was raided in London, England, on Oct. 18, 1968. (AP Photo/Boyton) Ref #: PA.8668074

Beatle John Lennon, right, and companion Yoko Ono are arrested for possesion of marijuana after their flat was raided in London, England, on Oct. 18, 1968. (AP Photo/Boyton)
Ref #: PA.8668074

Dr. Timothy Leary, 49, former Harvard instructor and exponent of using marijuana and LSD, is with his wife, Rosemary, 33, as they arrived for Leary’s trial in Laredo, Texas, Jan. 20, 1970. Leary is charged with illegally transporting marijuana and is being retired after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his 1966 conviction. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.9781608

Dr. Timothy Leary, 49, former Harvard instructor and exponent of using marijuana and LSD, is with his wife, Rosemary, 33, as they arrived for Leary’s trial in Laredo, Texas, Jan. 20, 1970. Leary is charged with illegally transporting marijuana and is being retired after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned his 1966 conviction. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.9781608

 

Beatle George Harrison. Both Harrison and his wife George Harrison were remanded on bail until March 31 at Esher and Walton court acused of being in possession of cannabis resin without being duly authorised ghgal  Ref #: PA.1458330  Date: 18/03/1969

Beatle George Harrison. Both Harrison and his wife George Harrison were remanded on bail until March 31 at Esher and Walton court acused of being in possession of cannabis resin without being duly authorised ghgal
Ref #: PA.1458330
Date: 18/03/1969

Terence Harris of Porchester Terrace, Paddington - 29 year old pop musician Jet Harris - former bass guitarist with "The Shadows" - at Marlborough Street Magistrates, London when he appeared on remand on a drink-drive charge, and possession of drugs charge. Ref #: PA.10411604  Date: 11/09/1968

Terence Harris of Porchester Terrace, Paddington – 29 year old pop musician Jet Harris – former bass guitarist with “The Shadows” – at Marlborough Street Magistrates, London when he appeared on remand on a drink-drive charge, and possession of drugs charge.
Ref #: PA.10411604
Date: 11/09/1968

Longhaired Mick Jagger, left center, holding cigarette, and Keith Richard, right, smoking Cigarette, leave Chichester, England court, May 10, 1967 after electing to be tied by jury on drug possession charges. Both are members of the pop singing group The Rolling Stones. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7656470

Longhaired Mick Jagger, left center, holding cigarette, and Keith Richard, right, smoking Cigarette, leave Chichester, England court, May 10, 1967 after electing to be tied by jury on drug possession charges. Both are members of the pop singing group The Rolling Stones. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.7656470

Chet Baker released from Jail. American jazz trumpeter Chet Baker sounds his trumpet in his Italian attorney's office at Lucca, west of Florence, after he was released from jail there Dec. 15, 1961. Chet Baker was sentenced to one year, 4 months and 5 days' imprisonment, in September 1960, for having illegally kept and having used drugs. (AP-Photo/Giulio Torrini) 15.10.1961 Ref #: PA.4809677

Chet Baker released from Jail. American jazz trumpeter Chet Baker sounds his trumpet in his Italian attorney’s office at Lucca, west of Florence, after he was released from jail there Dec. 15, 1961. Chet Baker was sentenced to one year, 4 months and 5 days’ imprisonment, in September 1960, for having illegally kept and having used drugs. (AP-Photo/Giulio Torrini) 15.10.1961
Ref #: PA.4809677

Singer Ray Charles sits in Indianapolis Municipal Court during preliminary hearings on narcotics charges filed against him last November, Jan. 9, 1962. The case was continued until January 30 after Charles' attorney contended that the arrest in an Indianapolis hotel suite was improper. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.4945950

Singer Ray Charles sits in Indianapolis Municipal Court during preliminary hearings on narcotics charges filed against him last November, Jan. 9, 1962. The case was continued until January 30 after Charles’ attorney contended that the arrest in an Indianapolis hotel suite was improper. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.4945950

 

Keith Richards, 23, guitarist of the British rock band "The Rolling Stones", gestures with his hands in Chichester, Sussex, Great Britain, June 27, 1967. Richards will stand trial tomorrow for permitting premises to be used for smoking Marijuana. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.10969603

Keith Richards, 23, guitarist of the British rock band “The Rolling Stones”, gestures with his hands in Chichester, Sussex, Great Britain, June 27, 1967. Richards will stand trial tomorrow for permitting premises to be used for smoking Marijuana. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.10969603

Movie actor Robert Mitchum embraces his wife after returning to his Hollywood home, March 30, 1949 from jail where he served 50 days of a 60 day sentence for a marijuana violation. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.4949533  Date: 30/03/1949

Movie actor Robert Mitchum embraces his wife after returning to his Hollywood home, March 30, 1949 from jail where he served 50 days of a 60 day sentence for a marijuana violation. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.4949533
Date: 30/03/1949

PA library filer dated 24/05/1973 of Lord Lambton. A junior minister forced to quit Edward Heath's Tory government over a three-in-a-bed sex scandal told MI5 that he turned to prostitutes because he was bored by the "futility" of his job, it was disclosed today, Thursday January 1, 2004. Lord Lambton resigned in May 1973 as minister for the RAF after he was photographed naked in bed with two "call-girls" smoking a cannabis cigarette. See PA story RECORDS Lambton. PA Photo. Ref #: PA.1855685

PA library filer dated 24/05/1973 of Lord Lambton. A junior minister forced to quit Edward Heath’s Tory government over a three-in-a-bed sex scandal told MI5 that he turned to prostitutes because he was bored by the “futility” of his job, it was disclosed today, Thursday January 1, 2004. Lord Lambton resigned in May 1973 as minister for the RAF after he was photographed naked in bed with two “call-girls” smoking a cannabis cigarette. Ref #: PA.1855685

Phil Lynott, guitarist and singer with rock group 'Thin Lizzy', at Richmond where he appeared at the local magistrates' court accused of possessing cocaine and cannabis resin and with cultivating a cannabis plant at his home in Kew Road, Richmond. Archive-PA192291-1 Ref #: PA.12772267  Date: 24/04/1980

Phil Lynott, guitarist and singer with rock group ‘Thin Lizzy’, at Richmond where he appeared at the local magistrates’ court accused of possessing cocaine and cannabis resin and with cultivating a cannabis plant at his home in Kew Road, Richmond.
Archive-PA192291-1
Ref #: PA.12772267
Date: 24/04/1980

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is rushed from a police car to a drug investigation unit in Tokyo after spending a night in jail on Jan. 17, 1980. He was arrested at Tokyo’s Narita Airport after customs officers found marijuana in his luggage. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami) Ref #: PA.9323033

Former Beatle Paul McCartney is rushed from a police car to a drug investigation unit in Tokyo after spending a night in jail on Jan. 17, 1980. He was arrested at Tokyo’s Narita Airport after customs officers found marijuana in his luggage. (AP Photo/Sadayuki Mikami)
Ref #: PA.9323033

Japanese teenage girls in high school uniform shown making their hands look like a shape of “Wings”, British rock group, whose leader is in trouble as they waited patiently outside the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office in hope to take a glance at their super star Paul McCartney on Jan. 18, 1980. McCartney was questioned at the office for marijuana possession. The unidentified fans with the useless tickets for a Wings’ concert, for which they paid about $20 each, said they love Paul and Wings but don’t know about Beatles. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara) Ref #: PA.9322587

Japanese teenage girls in high school uniform shown making their hands look like a shape of “Wings”, British rock group, whose leader is in trouble as they waited patiently outside the Tokyo District Public Prosecutor’s Office in hope to take a glance at their super star Paul McCartney on Jan. 18, 1980. McCartney was questioned at the office for marijuana possession. The unidentified fans with the useless tickets for a Wings’ concert, for which they paid about $20 each, said they love Paul and Wings but don’t know about Beatles. (AP Photo/Katsumi Kasahara)
Ref #: PA.9322587

Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Lee, wearing a Jackson Browne t-shirt, talks to reporters in a news conference at the offices of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City on Sept. 20, 1979. Lee was fined $250 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn for marijuana use and is suing major league baseball in response, claiming abuse of his feedom of speech. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.8683496

Montreal Expos pitcher Bill Lee, wearing a Jackson Browne t-shirt, talks to reporters in a news conference at the offices of the American Civil Liberties Union in New York City on Sept. 20, 1979. Lee was fined $250 by baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn for marijuana use and is suing major league baseball in response, claiming abuse of his feedom of speech. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.8683496

Bernard King, former Tenn. basketball star and first round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets, is seen going to court in Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1, 1977 where he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.16026484

Bernard King, former Tenn. basketball star and first round draft choice of the New Jersey Nets, is seen going to court in Knoxville, Tenn., Aug. 1, 1977 where he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and resisting arrest. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.16026484

Tony Curtis, famous Hollywood film star is pictured in London, United Kingdom, on April 27, 1970, before appearing at Uxbridge Court, Middlesex, England where he pleaded guilty to having in his possession a quantity of cannabis resin, when he arrived at London Airport Heathrow at night. He was fined £50 (dollars 120). (AP Photo/Peter Kemp) Ref #: PA.9819778

Tony Curtis, famous Hollywood film star is pictured in London, United Kingdom, on April 27, 1970, before appearing at Uxbridge Court, Middlesex, England where he pleaded guilty to having in his possession a quantity of cannabis resin, when he arrived at London Airport Heathrow at night. He was fined £50 (dollars 120). (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)
Ref #: PA.9819778

 

In this April 18, 1972, file photo, John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, leave a U.S. Immigration hearing in New York City. The argument over President Barack Obama’s legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Lennon was facing deportation from a Nixon administration eager to disrupt the ex-Beatle’s planned concert tour and voter registration drive. The case hinged on Lennon’s 1968 conviction for possession of cannabis resin in London. Lennon ultimately succeeded. The case’s legacy is an integral part of the legal foundation Obama relied on in 2012 to set up a program that has deferred the deportation of more than 580,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. (AP Photo)

In this April 18, 1972, file photo, John Lennon and his wife, Yoko Ono, leave a U.S. Immigration hearing in New York City. The argument over President Barack Obama’s legal authority to defer deportations begins 42 years ago with a bit of hashish, a dogged lawyer and, yes, John Lennon and Yoko Ono. Lennon was facing deportation from a Nixon administration eager to disrupt the ex-Beatle’s planned concert tour and voter registration drive. The case hinged on Lennon’s 1968 conviction for possession of cannabis resin in London. Lennon ultimately succeeded. The case’s legacy is an integral part of the legal foundation Obama relied on in 2012 to set up a program that has deferred the deportation of more than 580,000 immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. (AP Photo)

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, and his former girl friend Marianne Faithfull after the conclusion of the case at Marlborough Street Court, in which they had pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis resin. The charge against Marianne was dropped but Jagger was fined £200 with 50 guineas costs. Ref #: PA.3506099

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, and his former girl friend Marianne Faithfull after the conclusion of the case at Marlborough Street Court, in which they had pleaded not guilty to possessing cannabis resin. The charge against Marianne was dropped but Jagger was fined £200 with 50 guineas costs.
Ref #: PA.3506099

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and actress Marianna Faithfull arrive for the resumed hearing of the case in which they have denied possessing cannabis resin. Ref #: PA.3506086  Date: 26/01/1970

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and actress Marianna Faithfull arrive for the resumed hearing of the case in which they have denied possessing cannabis resin.
Ref #: PA.3506086
Date: 26/01/1970

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and actress Marianna Faithfull arrive for the resumed hearing of the case in which they have denied possessing cannabis resin. Ref #: PA.3506086  Date: 26/01/1970

Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones and actress Marianna Faithfull arrive for the resumed hearing of the case in which they have denied possessing cannabis resin.
Ref #: PA.3506086
Date: 26/01/1970

Donovan Phillip Leitch, known a pop singer Donovan, who appeared at Marylebone Court, London charged with being in possession of the drug cannabis, with David John Mills, described as a musical director, who was charged with him, also known a 'Gypsy Dave'. Ref #: PA.6668274

Donovan Phillip Leitch, known a pop singer Donovan, who appeared at Marylebone Court, London charged with being in possession of the drug cannabis, with David John Mills, described as a musical director, who was charged with him, also known a ‘Gypsy Dave’.
Ref #: PA.6668274

Lead singer of the Rolling Stones pop-group, Mick Jagger, 25, and friend, actress Marianne Faithfull, 22, in London, England on June 23, 1966. The couple appeared at Marlborough St. Court charged with possessing the drug Cannabis. They were on remand from May 29 on £50 bail each. The case was adjourned until September to allow the couple to fulfill film commitments in Australia. (AP Photo/Worth) Ref #: PA.12002925

Lead singer of the Rolling Stones pop-group, Mick Jagger, 25, and friend, actress Marianne Faithfull, 22, in London, England on June 23, 1966. The couple appeared at Marlborough St. Court charged with possessing the drug Cannabis. They were on remand from May 29 on £50 bail each. The case was adjourned until September to allow the couple to fulfill film commitments in Australia. (AP Photo/Worth)
Ref #: PA.12002925

Rolling Stones Brian Jones, right, and Swiss entertainer Prince Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, Baron de Watteville, in London on May 11, 1967. Earlier the two were remanded on bail until June 2, after appearing at a London Magistrates Court charged with being in possession of dangerous drugs, 50 grains of cannabis resin. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.10981838

Rolling Stones Brian Jones, right, and Swiss entertainer Prince Stanislas Klossowski de Rola, Baron de Watteville, in London on May 11, 1967. Earlier the two were remanded on bail until June 2, after appearing at a London Magistrates Court charged with being in possession of dangerous drugs, 50 grains of cannabis resin. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.10981838

Brian Jones, a member of The Rolling Stones pop group before appearing at the Inner Sessions House Crown Court in London, England on Sept. 26, 1968. He is charged with having possessing an unknown quantity of the Cannabis drug at his flat in London, without lawful authority. (AP Photo/Worth) Ref #: PA.12870516

Brian Jones, a member of The Rolling Stones pop group before appearing at the Inner Sessions House Crown Court in London, England on Sept. 26, 1968. He is charged with having possessing an unknown quantity of the Cannabis drug at his flat in London, without lawful authority. (AP Photo/Worth)
Ref #: PA.12870516

John Lennon, one of the Beatles, and his Japanese girl friend, Yoko Ono, leave car to enter Marylebone court in London on Oct. 19, 1968. They appeared on charges of possessing cannabis, the British name for hashish. The trial was set for late November after the police asked for time to have the seized drugs analyzed. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.7212022  Date: 19/10/1968

John Lennon, one of the Beatles, and his Japanese girl friend, Yoko Ono, leave car to enter Marylebone court in London on Oct. 19, 1968. They appeared on charges of possessing cannabis, the British name for hashish. The trial was set for late November after the police asked for time to have the seized drugs analyzed. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.7212022
Date: 19/10/1968

 

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, and actress Marianne Faithfull, on their way to Marlborough Street Court on a charge of possessing cannabis. Ref #: PA.3506069  Date: 29/05/1969

Mick Jagger, lead singer of the Rolling Stones, and actress Marianne Faithfull, on their way to Marlborough Street Court on a charge of possessing cannabis.
Ref #: PA.3506069
Date: 29/05/1969

Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley in London, where he appeared at Marylebone Magistrates Court charged with possessing cannabis.  Ref #: PA.1231227  Date: 06/05/1977

Jamaican reggae artist Bob Marley in London, where he appeared at Marylebone Magistrates Court charged with possessing cannabis.
Ref #: PA.1231227
Date: 06/05/1977

Bob Marley, the 31 year old reggae singer, arriving at Marylebone Magistrates Court in London, where he was charged with possessing cannabis. Ref #: PA.1149100  Date: 06/04/1977

Bob Marley, the 31 year old reggae singer, arriving at Marylebone Magistrates Court in London, where he was charged with possessing cannabis.
Ref #: PA.1149100
Date: 06/04/1977

Johnny Rotten, lead singer with the Sex Pistols, giving a double V-sign to journalists after he had been fined £40 on a drugs charge at Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, London. Ref #: PA.1584042  Date: 11/03/1977

Johnny Rotten, lead singer with the Sex Pistols, giving a double V-sign to journalists after he had been fined £40 on a drugs charge at Marlborough Street Magistrates Court, London.
Ref #: PA.1584042
Date: 11/03/1977

Rock group The Rolling Stones (Bill Wyman - left- a poster of missing member Keith Richards who is detained in Canada on drugs charges; Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts) launch their new live album "Love You Live," recorded in Toronto and Paris. Ref #: PA.12651927  Date: 14/09/1977

Rock group The Rolling Stones (Bill Wyman – left- a poster of missing member Keith Richards who is detained in Canada on drugs charges; Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Charlie Watts) launch their new live album “Love You Live,” recorded in Toronto and Paris.
Ref #: PA.12651927
Date: 14/09/1977

David Bowie visits his attorney before his city court appearance in Rochester to answer to charges of illegal possession of drugs, Thursday, March 25, 1976. Bowie was arrested early on Sunday, March 21, 1976, folowing a concert in Rochester. (AP Photo) Ref #: PA.12976814

David Bowie visits his attorney before his city court appearance in Rochester to answer to charges of illegal possession of drugs, Thursday, March 25, 1976. Bowie was arrested early on Sunday, March 21, 1976, folowing a concert in Rochester. (AP Photo)
Ref #: PA.12976814

Keith Richards, from The Rolling Stones, 29, accused of drugs and firearm charges, opens the door of car for girlfriend, actress Anita Pallenberg, 31, also charged with possessing drugs, on arrival at Marlborough Street Court in London, England on June 27, 1973. Richard was later freed on £1,000 bail. (AP Photo/Robert Rider Rider) Ref #: PA.12870569

Keith Richards, from The Rolling Stones, 29, accused of drugs and firearm charges, opens the door of car for girlfriend, actress Anita Pallenberg, 31, also charged with possessing drugs, on arrival at Marlborough Street Court in London, England on June 27, 1973. Richard was later freed on £1,000 bail. (AP Photo/Robert Rider Rider)
Ref #: PA.12870569

Joe Cocker, the British pop singer who was ordered out of Australia after being convicted of possessing drugs, drives away from Heathrow Airport with his girl friend Eileen Webster. Ref #: PA.6694159  Date: 30/10/1972

Joe Cocker, the British pop singer who was ordered out of Australia after being convicted of possessing drugs, drives away from Heathrow Airport with his girl friend Eileen Webster.
Ref #: PA.6694159
Date: 30/10/1972

Richard Neville, 29, editor and director of the underground magazine Oz. Neville, appearing on a drugs charge, was remanded on bail until January 6th by West London Magistrates. Ref #: PA.1830794  Date: 28/12/1970

Richard Neville, 29, editor and director of the underground magazine Oz. Neville, appearing on a drugs charge, was remanded on bail until January 6th by West London Magistrates.
Ref #: PA.1830794
Date: 28/12/1970