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Guitarist's estate says Led Zeppelin lifted 'Stairway to Heaven' part
Guitarist's estate says Led Zeppelin lifted 'Stairway to Heaven' part

It's a time-tested, if not always a time-honored, tradition in pop music: accusations of copyright infringement over a classic song. In this case, protectors of the estate of Randy California, lead guitarist and songwriter of 1960s Los Angeles-based band Spirit, argue that Led Zeppelin may have lifted a key element of the arena-rock anthem "Stairway to Heaven" from an earlier Spirit composition, "Taurus." An attorney hired by California's estate announced plans to file a copyright infringement suit that will seek a co-writing credit for California on Zeppelin's song, which will surface anew in June in remastered vinyl and CD deluxe reissues of...

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