Wonder: "Hey Jagger, what does this Ziggy Bowie dude look like?"
Dylan: "Different each time I look, Stevie. Looked like me once!"
Bowie: "Hi, Robert Zimmerman, I wrote a song for you."
Cobain: "DB... Didn't you write that Lulu song? I like that one a lot."
I wrote a song for you...
The current edition of Q magazine (October 2004) has a special on 'The Greatest Songwriters Of All Time. Needless to say DB is among the twenty chosen and he's represented on the cover-mounted CD by Neil Hannon & Yann Tiersen's brave attempt at Life On Mars?.
Here's a bit of what Moby has to say in the half-page Bowie feature inside the mag:
"The thing that always struck me is that he sings from the perspective of an older man even when he was very young. He's always been a wistful observer, and that's why his best songs are ones laden with pathos and despair."
You can read more regarding this edition at the Q website, which can be reached by clicking on David's eye-patch in the above detail from the Q fold-out montage that graces the cover of this edition.