Led Zeppelin loses first 'Stairway to Heaven' round in plagiarism lawsuit

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Led Zeppelin loses first round in 'Stairway to Heaven' plagiarism lawsuit (UPI)

    more at links; videos of songs at one below

    A US Court Thinks the Most Famous Song in History Might Be Stolen (mic.com)
     
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  3. Zuri

    Zuri Active Member

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    Wow! I have that Spirit album...still and listened to it non stop back in the 70's IIRC. I never associated the two as Led Zepplin's is so distinctive and to my ear, different.

    What do you think?
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Had it also, didn't either. And yet....

    Whatever the case, Spirit was a very underrated band.
     
  5. CHERIE.T

    CHERIE.T Former Member

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    daum.... love both bands, saw both. Spirit was a phenomenal band. Sure sounds like they owned it.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    [video=youtu;xd8AVbwB_6E]http://youtu.be/xd8AVbwB_6E[/video]

    Yup. Plagiarized.
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    LinasK Verified insider- Mark Dribin case

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    Only parts of it sound the same to me. Led Zeppelin way improved on this song!
     
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    SophieRose New Member

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    I have both albums as well (still)! and no way no how do I hear the steal. Gee whiz. Let sleeping black dogs lie :drumroll:
     
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    Not the whole song but enough sounds the same to me.
     
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    So stolen that it makes George Harrison's sweeping appropriation in "My Sweet Lord" of the Chiffons-sung Ronnie Mack song "He's So Fine" sound like an afterthought. (And I say this with just a noodge of hyperbole.)
     
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    More than a noodge, more like a snoggle.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    So stolen!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    I love me some Zep ("Immigrant Song," "Gallows Pole" in my all-time Top 50) but they "borrowed" like fiends.

    If nothing else, this case can serve as an intro to some about how good Spirit were. Randy California was an amazing talent. Check out the single "I Got a Line on You" and the album 'Twelve Dreams of Dr. Sardonicus,' for example. Zounds.
     
  17. I Object!

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    The court's ruling only relates to jurisdiction and doesn't yet address whether Led Zeppelin violated any copyright laws.
     
  18. Snoofo

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    I blame Page.
     
  19. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    The whole Crowley thing came back to bite him.
     
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    That, and the time he wouldn't take a picture with me (Los Angeles, February 1993).
     
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    Randy didn't have a problem with it.
     

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