"Influencing has become a preferred dream career choice for young people, the opportunity to have your moment of fame." from an article on why teenagers are dressing in suits and going to see Minions, Rise of Gru. Most say they don't like the movie but it's somewhere to be.
Wouldn't make my top ten as a teen. But I guess I can see the appeal of being Bowie for fifteen minutes. Yet Bowie never inspired me either. He did others, but can't say I ever was glam or punk in style. I am style-less. Hard to sell that.
Now astronaut, there's a career to leave earth forever for. Leave it all behind like a Rocketman.
Certainly never wanted to be Elton, either. Morrison maybe, a drunk who never bathed. Just not as a teen.