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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

'Stairway' to Plagiarism?

Update:  Now The Guardian covers.

Earlier: I guess this similarity was noticed some time ago but now bubbling up as a likely lawsuit:  '60s rock band Spirit (known for great "Got a Line on You, Babe" and the older bald drummer) claiming Led Zep stole key part of "Stairway to Heaven" from them and want some of the mega-profits.  See what you think.  They stole a line from you, babe?  And here someone does a side-by-side comparison.  The Bloomberg story is quite extensive in detailing several other songs Led Zep "borrowed" and later had to settle with authors.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Heard both bands for the first time the year before Woodstock at the first Atlanta Pop Festival. I had gone only to hear Booker T and the M.G.s and Gerry Mulligan, but discovered so much more, including how to make a cooling helmet from the end of a watermelon.