David Bowie could barely perform his Broadway show in NY, The Elephant Man, the day after John Lennon was shot because there were three empty seats in the front row. Two belonged to John and Yoko. The third was Mark David Chapman’s, Lennon’s killer. Bowie was suppose to be next on his list.
David Bowie declined the royal honor of Commander of the British Empire, and turned down a knighthood.
When Iggy Pop was in a mental institution, David Bowie was one of the few people who would visit him he would smuggle in cocaine for Pop.