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    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says

    Substantial’ similarities are enough to warrant a trial over whether Robert Plant and Jimmy Page lifted opening chords from Taurus by the band Spirit

    Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven may be partly stolen, judge says | Music | The Guardian

    So, whaddaya think? Anything like each other?

    Taurus by Spirit



    Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin


    To me they are very different.
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    The start of the song is a basic cord and series of picked notes practised by most guirarists when learning the instrument.

    Probably why I liked the intro- of Stairway to Heaven the first time I heard it as I had subconsciencly heard the same pattern of acoustic guitar music played many times before.

    The addition of the hammond organ was beautifully done by J P Jones and the mazing vocals and lyrics by Plant sets this song apart from any other ever written.

    Bollocks to the judge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna
    To me they are very different.
    Samesame but different.

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    This will not be the first time Zepplin have been accused of 'borrowing' others work.
    Isn't he known as jimmy Plagiarise

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    Stairway To Heaven Vs Taurus Guitar examination from 2014

    Quite interesting


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    Spirit,, one of my favourite bands of early 70s. fook they were good.

    Nice retirement payment if they cough up . which they should, tight muthers.

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    I thought Rolf wrote it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger
    I thought Rolf wrote it
    No, he wrote 'Stairway to Jail'.

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    Rubbish anyway who cares

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    Led Zeppelin cleared of plagiarism in Stairway case

    Led Zeppelin did not copy the opening chords of Stairway to Heaven from the US band Spirit, a US jury has found.

    It said the riff Led Zeppelin was accused of taking from Spirit's 1967 song Taurus "was not intrinsically similar" to Stairway's opening.

    Jimmy Page and Robert Plant said they were grateful to "put to rest questions about [its] origins... confirming what we have known for 45 years".



    More here. Led Zeppelin cleared of plagiarism in Stairway case - BBC News

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    Finished and fuck the cunts that tried to make money from something they had no part of.

    In fact Page should counter sure and show all the other thieves where they stand. Cunts.

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    No porky pies in court then.


    But then it is how rock n roll evolved. From African American music.

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