Hey it’s Scott Alan,
Led Zeppelin has denied ripping off a band called Spirit – 44 years ago.
Francis Malofiy – the attorney for late Spirit guitarist Randy California filed papers last year, alleging Zeppelin stole Spirit’s opening riff from a 1968 song called “Taurus” for the opening notes of 1971’s “Stairway To Heaven”. Malofiy is seeking to prevent the future release of the remastered Led Zeppelin IV album until his client gets credit for the song.
While the surviving members of Zeppelin acknowledge playing a concert with Spirit, they “otherwise deny each and every allegation” in the lawsuit. I think this lawyer might have a case. You be the judge!