Created on Saturday, 17 May 2014 02:59
"Stairway to Heaven" has a staple of rock radio for decades, and still gets regular airplay here at WZLX and all over the world. It's arguably the biggest rock song in history. But now, just before the song gets a new reissue, the band that for years has accused Led Zeppelin of stealing part of the song from them is finally lawyering up.
A detailed new report from Businessweek says the now-defunct California-based band Spirit is working with a team of lawyers to build a case against Led Zeppelin and take them to court over ‘Stairway', saying it ripped its iconic opening riff from a song they wrote back in 1968 called "Taurus".
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|July xx, 1969 - The band play many festivals now on their third American tour|
|July xx, 1970 - Additional recording for Led Zeppelin III at London’s Island Studios|
|July 16, 1970 - Photographer Chris Welch films Led Zeppelin on his 8mm camera, some clips later used in the Whole Lotta Love promo video|
|July xx, 1971 - Untitled gets re-mixed in London|
|July 05, 1971 - A riot erupts mid-concert, forcing Led Zeppelin to stop after about 40 minutes|
|July xx, 1972 - After repeated bad press, Led Zeppelin hire their first publicity firm|
|July 20, 1973 - A last minute decision is made to film the remaining part of the tour|
|July xx, 1973 - Led Zeppelin is filmed over the three nights for their film that will emerge as The Song Remains The Same|
|July xx, 1974 - After viewing their 1973 filmed performance, it is apparent critical errors were made|
|July xx, 1974 - Mixing for Physical Graffiti at Olympic Studios|
|July 05, 1975 - The band meet in Montreux to discuss adding South America and Japan to the end of their North American tour|
|July xx, 1976 - Bonham and Page fly to Montreux, Switzerland to check out some new sound and drum effects|
|July 17, 1977 - The last ever performance of Moby Dick played at the Seattle Kingdome|
|July 24, 1977 - The band plays its last US date at the Oakland Coliseum|
|July xx, 1978 - Led Zeppelin are invited to perform at Maggie Bell’s Festival Hall show|
|July xx, 1979 - Led Zeppelin film their rehearsal at Bray Studios|
|July 04, 1979 - Led Zeppelin confirm a second date at Knebworth in August 1979|
|July 05, 1980 - Simon Kirke joins in on drums for an encore in Munich|