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Led Zeppelin 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright case finally lodged
By SP_COP on June 04, 2014 | From www.gigwise.com
Led Zeppelin 'Stairway To Heaven' copyright case finally lodged After decades in the making, a copyright claim against Led Zeppelin from the band Spirit for copying the song 'Taurus' has finally been lodged. Compare the two tracks and read segments from the unusual claim below.

According to Business Insider, the claim bizarrely uses the typeface from the Led Zeppelin IV album, and is called 'The Falsification of Rock N' Roll History'.

After 43 years of trying, the heirs of songwriter Randy Craig Wolfe from Spirit have finally lodged a copyright infringement lawsuit against Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and other Led Zeppelin parties over the 1971 classic 'Stairway to Heaven'.

The claim argues that Page stole the guitar part from Wolfe - a teen guitar sensation discovered by Jimi Hendrix at the age of 15. In 1968, he and the band Spirit released an album featuring the instrumental track 'Spirit - the same year they toured with Led Zeppelin.

"Little did anyone know at the time, 17-year old Randy had created what would become some of the most famous guitar work in the history of music," reads the claim. "Jimmy Page’s use of the Etherwave-Theremin and other psychedelic-type audio effects which helped give Led Zeppelin its distinctive sound - especially prominent in 'Whole Lotta Love' - was inspired by seeing California effectively use these types of audio-enhancing effects on tour."

The claim continues: "Any reasonable observer, when comparing 'Taurus' and 'Stairway to Heaven,' must conclude that — at the very least — significant portions of the songs are nearly identical."...
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