I was going to tell you about how brit-born american rock star Vince Taylor was the inspiration for Ziggy Stardust. How Taylor fell apart at a Paris show and proclaimed himself Jesus or something. But I'm sure you can wikipedia Vince Taylor for the full story.
But I'm not necessarily looking for something that direct. Make it up. Morrisey/Patrick Wolf. I dunno. It's not my job to invent the threads *and* post. You, dear DiSer, must provide the brilliant posts.
Other than that I'll leave "kindred spirit" open for your interpretation.