Did you know that David Bowie was inspired by On The Road? It all started when his older half-brother Terry gave him the book to read when he was a teenager.
American rock journalist, Al Aronowitz stated this:
"The night before Bowie's Carnegie Hall debut in New York, I'm sitting with him over a room service dinner in his Plaza Hotel suite while he amazes me with the story of how, when he was a teenager, reading On The Road had been his turning point. It opened up all possibilities for him. It uplifted his spirit. It freed him to dye his hair different colors."