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  1. Headley Grange says:

    “Jury Clears Led Zeppelin In ‘Stairway To Heaven’ Plagiarism Suit” (NPR June 2016) https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/23/483263154/jury-clears-led-zeppelin-in-stairway-to-heaven-plagiarism-suit
    “A California jury has ruled that the members of Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize the opening bars of their hit “Stairway to Heaven,” a seminal song in rock history.
    The estate of Randy Wolfe, the deceased guitarist of the band Spirit, had filed the federal copyright infringement lawsuit in 2014. It argued that guitar intro was stolen from the opening notes of Spirit’s song “Taurus” — which came out before Stairway. At the time, Wolfe was performing under the pseudonym Randy California.”
    Article includes links to compare the two opening melodies – see also https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/12/473949561/stairway-to-heaven-plagiarism-suit-against-led-zeppelin-is-cleared-for-jury-tria for more information.
    “Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant Testifies: ‘I’ve No Recollection of Mostly Anybody I’ve Ever Hung Out With’” https://www.thewrap.com/led-zeppelins-robert-plant-testifies-ive-no-recollection-of-mostly-anybody-ive-ever-hung-out-with/

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