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Led Zeppelin Found Not Guilty in ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case

sth-trialAs expected by all intelligent people, British Legends Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” is not a copy of “Taurus” by American Sixties rock band Spirit. This decision was made by an eight-person Californian jury on Thursday June 23th 2016.

“Stairway to heaven” is a beacon from the past for generations to come: a landmark in music history.

“Taurus” is a very nice instrumental on Spirit’s self-titled debut album.

During the trial music experts made clear what every one can hear: the beginning of both songs is just a chromatic descending arpeggiated scale that skips the E note. This is  a common musical element and more importantly is in the public domain. The defense argued that it has been used by many groups and composers, e.g. The Beatles and Mary Poppins. Continue reading »

Stairway to Court

Strange times are happening.

Spirits rise again.

Belated guitarist Randy “California” Wolfe never seemed to have had an issue with the intro of Taurus from his band Spirit first self-titled album and Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to heaven” having the same chord progression. But blood is thicker than water (true meaning). 35 years later thanks to a trustee (reads like parasite) of the Randy Craig Wolfe Trust and a stone deaf (stoned and/or deaf) U.S. District Court judge the hunt for free money has opened on Jimmy Page (guitar) and Robert Plant (vocals) who co-wrote Stairway in 1970, to be released on Led Zeppelin’s fourth album, accordingly titled “IV” (aka the “Runes Album”).

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