Led Zeppelin win Stairway to Heaven plagiarism case

The veteran rock stars appeared at a federal court in Los Angeles to deny claims that the guitar intro to the 1971 song was “lifted” from an instrumental track called Taurus.

A lawsuit was filed by Michael Skidmore, the trustee of Spirit guitarist Randy Wolfe – known as Randy California – who drowned in 1997 having never taken legal action over the song.

Following a week-long trial, a jury of four men and four women found Taurus and Stairway To Heaven were not “extrinsically similar”.

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