Posts Tagged ‘Spirit’

‘Music Business As Usual…’

June 17, 2016

“‘Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page has denied stealing the riff to “Stairway to Heaven”, as he took the stand at a copyright trial in the U.S.

Courtroom sketch of Jimmy Page (Reuters)

Courtroom sketch of Jimmy Page (Reuters)

“The rock band are accused of lifting the opening guitar line from “Taurus”, a 1967 track by the band ‘Spirit’.

{Guitar starts at 45 seconds in: }

“But Page testified that he had never heard the song until people started posting comparisons online a few years ago. (more…)