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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:56 pm 
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I would give $4.33 for it and its Spirits tune anyway

Here is how a sex offender does it
https://youtu.be/soJBGLP7Akk

How the Beatles do it
https://youtu.be/93cjdHL00CY

and this is how Pirates do it
https://youtu.be/MiC5BxtwGgA

and finally the definitive Plant / Page interview on the subject
https://youtu.be/6yau8YTuS0o
watch from 7min mark for the stairway bit


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:06 pm 
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I thought that ridiculous Stairway plagiarism claim had been laid to rest by the fact that there's a strikingly similar baroque piece that demonstrates just how easy it is to come up with that harmonic progression from scratch.

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What would I know I asked donald to play a Purple Rain/ Yellow Snow medley at his rallies, he has only got it half right so far :smoke:


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I paid NZ$10.99 for my copy circa 1971.....totally worth it.....

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Led Zeppelin did not steal Stairway To Heaven riff, appeals court rules

Led Zeppelin have triumphed in a long-running copyright dispute after a US appeals court ruled they did not steal the opening riff in Stairway To Heaven.


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The British rock legends were accused in 2014 of ripping off a song called Taurus by the US band Spirit.

Taurus was written in 1968, three years before Stairway To Heaven.

Now, the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco has upheld a 2016 trial verdict that found Led Zeppelin did not copy it.

Stairway To Heaven regularly appears on lists of the greatest rock songs ever written, and the case has been one of the music industry's longest-running and closely-watched disputes.

Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant and guitarist Jimmy Page, who wrote the song, could have faced a bill for millions of dollars in damages if they had lost.

The Spirit song was written by the band's guitarist guitarist Randy Wolfe, known as Randy California, who died in 1997. The case was brought by Michael Skidmore, a trustee for his estate.

Led Zeppelin and Spirit played live together after Taurus was written, and Mr Skidmore suggested Page may have written his riff after hearing Taurus live. He claimed the songs had similar chord progressions.

The case went to a high-profile trial in 2016, at which Page and Plant gave evidence. The jury rejected the claim at that time, deciding the tracks were "not intrinsically similar".

However, in 2018 the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals decided the trial judge had made a series of errors and ordered a new hearing.

On Monday, a panel of 11 judges revealed their 9-2 decision that Stairway To Heaven did not infringe the copyright of the Spirit song.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-51805905

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFHLO_2_THg

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