The court trial to determine whether Led Zeppelin plagiarized the Spirit song Taurus when they wrote Stairway to Heaven is scheduled to start May 10. Word is Robert Plant and Jimmy Page won’t be testifying in the case.
Recently, Led Zeppelin attorneys lost their bid to stop the trial from going forward, ending years of legal wrangling over the case’s validity. But Zeppelin’s legal team has scored some victories recently.
You decide; did Jimmy Page and Zeppelin rip-off Spirit? Or, is music composing like a sponge with the feel and atmosphere of both tracks simply coincidence? Have a listen to the start of both tracks and share your thoughts in The Q!’s comments section.