The trial of the plagiarism group Led Zeppelin songs Spirit only lasted a week. The court took seven days in order to understand what the song “Stairway to Heaven”, which earned the team a earnings in the tens of millions of dollars is unique and not copied from the single “Taurus” by Spirit.
“We are grateful to the court for in good faith made it work. We are pleased that the decision made in our favor, thereby having placed points over I in a question about the original origin of the song “Stairway to Heaven”, and confirming what we already knew for 45 years,” — said in a statement Jimmy page and Robert plant. “We are also grateful to our fans for your support, we look forward to the time when this issue will remain in the past”, — said the musicians.
Recall that in a Los Angeles court by a group Spirit, a lawsuit was filed on Robert plant and Jimmy page.
The statement said that the song “Stairway to Heaven” suspiciously exactly similar to the instrumental song “Taurus”.
It is worth saying that in the proceedings featured songs, which are more than 40 years. Most interesting is that the song “Stairway to Heaven”, which was released in 1971 and which is considered one of the greatest rock songs of all time, can actually be a plagiarism of the song by the band Spirit’s “Taurus”, recorded in 1968. The grounds for such opinions that Led Zeppelin and Spirit at the dawn of their careers quite frequently on concert stages, where the first just was listening the song second.