Mary Poppins song inspired Stairway To Heaven, Jimmy Page tells court in plagiarism trial

Jimmy Page said the chord sequence on the track was reminiscent of that used in Chim Chim Cheree, a melody in the 1964 film adaptation of the Mary Poppins story.

Page and Robert Plant, Led Zeppelin’s singer, were in Los Angeles district court on the third day of a trial examining allegations that the opening bars of Stairway To Heaven were plagiarised from Taurus, a song recorded by the long-defunct group Spirit in 1967.