Thursday 27 October 2016

LISTEN: Does Led Zeppelin's Stairway to Heaven really sound like Spirit's instrumental Taurus?

Published 12/04/2016 | 14:50

Rock gods: Led Zeppelin in their prime
Rock gods: Led Zeppelin in their prime

Led Zeppelin's lead singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page are the latest musicians to face plagiarism allegations.

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An LA judge has said that the band's 1971 classic Stairway to Heaven is similar enough to the 1967 instrumental Taurus by the band Spirit to let a jury decide whether or not they're liable for copyright infringement.

Here are the two tracks to compare and contrast:

First up, Spirit's 1967 instrumental Taurus...

And Led Zeppelin's classic Stairway to Heaven in 1971...

The trial is scheduled for May 10. 

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