In a unanimous decision a court found that Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” did not steal the opening riff from Spirit’s “Taurus”. In a joint statement Page and Plant said “We are grateful for the jury’s conscientious service and pleased that it has ruled in our favor, putting to rest questions about the origins of ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and confirming what we have known for 45 years,” they said in a joint statement. “We appreciate our fans’ support, and look forward to putting this legal matter behind us.”
Read more about a the LA Times
And of course listen to the two tracks in question here:
Why Dolly Parton has never been mentioned in all of these blows my mind. Listen to this!
BUT WAIT! THERE’S MORE! This is not the only song Led Zeppelin has been accused of ripping off. And on the other side of things, Many artists have borrowed from Zeppelin.
Led Zeppelin vs. Chicago vs. Green Day vs. The White Stripes
Coheed and Cambria vs. Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin vs. Rage Against the Machine
The Black Keys’ “Little Black Submarines” is a pretty obvious take on this riff: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k8es2BNloE
Howabout Clapton’s Let it grow
talk about lucky
I always thought that Clapton’s Let It Grow was a close sound. But that one also has the Beatles She’s so heavy in there too.