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Wait, Was Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway To Heaven' Ripped Off From Another Band?


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Led Zeppelin may be facing court as legal papers are in the process of being filed by a US lawyer who claims the opening was directly influenced by the band Spirit’s track ‘Taurus’.

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Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

Led Zeppelin are in legal hot water as a US lawyer is preparing paperwork which claims they ripped off the opening of their 1971 classic ballad ‘Stairway to Heaven’. The lawyer is filing an injunction against the reissue of their album Led Zeppelin IV on behalf of the later guitarist Randy California, who was a member of the band Spirit. If the injunction is filed, Led Zeppelin may end up in court having to defend their creative rights and ownership of the song.

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John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Jason Bonham - John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Jason Bonham Tuesday 9th October 2012 Led Zeppelin Celebration Day Press Conference at The Museum of Modern Art

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John Paul Jones

Date of birth

3rd January, 1946

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female


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