There's no doubt that David Bowie was always on a different plane of existence than the rest of us. For instance, at age 17, he founded The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Long-Haired Men.
Yes, that was a thing. He discussed their mission in a 1964 TV appearance, in which he was still going by Davey Jones. (He went on to change his name to avoid confusion with the frontman of The Monkees.)