David Bowie Before He Was Famous: New Archival FindIn 1965, the Starman was simply a Manish Boy.
During his ascent to rock stardom, David Bowie (known early on in his career as David Jones), fronted a handful of small British bands, including one outfit called the Manish Boys. It's with this band in 1965 that an 18-year-old Bowie was captured in these photos recently unearthed from the Getty Images archive. (Getty Images owns FOTO.) Meet David Bowie, the Manish Boy. (Pictured: David Bowie, center, with the Manish Boys.)Getty Images FOTO