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Led Zeppelin didn't steal music for 'Stairway to Heaven,' jury finds

Led Zeppelin didn't steal music for 'Stairway to Heaven,' jury finds

Rock giant Led Zeppelin did not lift music that formed the basis for the group’s hit “Stairway to Heaven,” a jury found Thursday, clearing the band of accusations that it stole the opening of one of rock’s most celebrated songs.

The unanimous decision by the panel of eight men and women came after a week-long trial in which Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant and bassist John Paul Jones took the stand to rebuff the claim of thievery and tell how the band’s most famous song was created nearly half a century ago.

Jones was not a defendant in the case.

Page and Plant hugged members of their defense...

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