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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|May 31, 1948 - John Henry Bonham was born at Redditch, Worchestershire|
|May xx, 1969 - The band’s debut album enters the US Top 10|
|May xx, 1969 - Recording sessions for Led Zeppelin II begin|
|May xx, 1970 - The band works on new material at Bron-Y-Aur|
|May 03, 1971 - Richard Cole jams on Whole Lotta Love playing congas|
|May xx, 1972 - Houses Of The Holy recording sessions on location at Stargroves and Olympic studios|
|May 27, 1972 - Warm-up gigs kick off in Holland for an upcoming American tour|
|May 04, 1973 - Led Zeppelin gross nearly $250,000 for their performance in Atlanta, GA|
|May 05, 1973 - 56,800 attend the second show of the 1973 US tour at Tampa. This sets a record for the largest attendance for a one-act performance, previously held by the Beatlesfor their Shea Stadium show in 1965|
|May 10, 1974 - Swan Song Records is officially launched|
|May 11, 1974 - Led Zeppelin attend an Elvis concert and are thrilled when Elvis announces that Led Zeppelin is in the building|
|May 10, 1975 - Showco ships their PA system and video screens for the Earls Court shows from Dallas to London|
|May 23, 1976 - Page and Plant join Bad Company onstage at the LA Forum|
|May 21, 1977 - The Houston Summit claims $500,000 in damages to their venue caused by rowdy fans|
|May xx, 1978 - The band reunite at Clearwater Castle to rehearse|
|May 22, 1979 - It is officially announce that Led Zeppelin will headline at the Knebworth Festival in August|
|May 15, 1980 - After many revisions the European tour dates are finalized and the band is scheduled to open in Germany|