Friday, June 24, 2016

Led Zep didn't steal epic 'Stairway to Heaven' guitar riff: US jury...

Rock fans around the world can heave a sigh of relief. .
Led Zeppelin didn't plagiarize the epic guitar to their classic rock anthem 'Stairway to Heaven', a US jury found on Thursday..
The verdict in Los Angeles settles a point that music fans have debated for decades but didn't find its way to court until two years ago, when the trustee for the late Randy Craig Wolfe filed a copyright lawsuit..
The trust claimed that Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page lifted a passage that Wolfe, better known as Randy California, wrote for ``Taurus,'' a short work he recorded with his band Spirit in 1968..
Page and singer Robert Plant, who wrote the ``Stairway'' lyrics, said their creation was an original. In several hours of often-animated and amusing testimony, they described the craft behind one of rock's best-known songs, all the while denying knowledge of one of the genre's least-known tunes. Full story...

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