Robert Plant Names The Bob Dylan Song That Turned His World Upside Down


Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant recently hosted a show on BBC Radio 6 Music and shared his favorite songs with the listeners. Among others, there was a Bob Dylan song that the singer claimed was a turning point in his life.

One of the greatest songwriters of all time, Bob Dylan, has a long-lasting music career in the scene, spanning over 60 years. Throughout his career, Dylan not only became a prominent popular culture figure but also released widely celebrated music works that are still prominent to this day.

In 1962, Dylan released his self-titled debut album, mainly consisting of traditional folk songs. However, he made a significant breakthrough as a songwriter after the release of ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ the following year. As it turns out, this album featured a song that had a massive impact on Robert Plant.

Robert Plant recently temporarily hosted BBC Radio 6 Music, stepping in for Iggy Pop. The musician broadcasted some of his favorite songs to the listeners during the radio show. Apart from The ‘n Betweens’ ‘You Better Run,’ or Danny Rivers & The Rivermen’s ‘Movin’ In,’ Bob Dylan’s ‘Down The Highway’ also made its way to the list.

While sharing his thoughts on ‘Down The Highway,’ Robert Plant said it was a particular and magnificent musical inspiration for him back when he was just 15 years old. After listening to the song, he claimed his world turned upside down.

At some point during the radio show, Robert Plant said the following:

“Let’s move along. This is great because this show has teased me into looking backward, forwards, and sideways. This next track was a particular and magnificent inspiration to me when I was 15 years old. I think my world turned around and upside down when I heard this track from ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan,’ it’s ‘Down The Highway.'”

You can listen to the entire radio broadcast and Bob Dylan’s ‘Down The Highway’ below.