Advertisement

The Todd and Don Blog

News > The Todd and Don Blog > Led Zeppelin prevails in Stairway to Heaven suit

Led Zeppelin prevails in Stairway to Heaven suit

A California jury sides with Led Zeppelin that the iconic intro progression to the song "Stairway To Heaven" was not stolen from the 1968 Spirit song "Taurus". At issue was whether Zeppelin, who had performed shows with Spirit, had heard the song and then copied part of it for the Zeppelin song. The jury found that, despite the opportunity for Zeppelin's Robert Plant and Jimmy Page to hear the song, there was no substantial similarity between the two compositions. Page and Plant issued a statement saying "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," 

 

Photo by In Pictures Ltd./Corbis via Getty Images Hour one of the Todd and Don Show: Students are planning...
Photo by Susan Stocker - Pool/Getty Images Hour one of the Todd and Don Show : The FBI says it did not have enough...
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Hour one of the Todd and Don Show we discuss the 19-year-old former Marjory...
Photo by ULISES RUIZ/AFP/Getty Images Hour one of the Todd and Don Show: Plan details of CapMetro's Project...
Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Hour one of the Todd and Don Show: Ken Cassady say it is harder to catch Drunk...