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From what I understand there are only a few chords everyone uses so there will be songs that sound similar.  But Jimmy Page and Robert Plant wrote alot of music and have proven themselves capable.They have a large catalog of music from those days. Classics which everyone recognize.

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"....Mine too.  This is a crazy suit.. brought by the estate not the original musician and doesn't deserve much credence imho.....".

 

    Have you listened to "Taurus". Yes, part of this song is the intro to Stairway to Heaven. Having said that, it's very common for portions of songs to be taken from others. I don't know how many lawsuits have been filed over the decades, or how successful they were. It's common in Jazz too (which I primarily listen to) to do solo riffs and take part of another well-known song. 

   Anyway, I don't know if there is merit to it or not, but again, the intro to Stairway is exactly like a part of the song Taurus --- give it a listen. The chord progression is a duplicate.


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Hope this lawyer can help . Stairway to Heaven is a classic. Can't imagine Jimmy Page and Robert Plant filching anything they created in their long  relationship as Led Zepplin. So many good songs were created by them. Stairway to Heaven and Kashmir 2 of my very favorites


Mine too.  This is a crazy suit.. brought by the estate not the original musician and doesn't deserve much credence imho.

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Hope this lawyer can help . Stairway to Heaven is a classic. Can't imagine Jimmy Page and Robert Plant filching anything they created in their long  relationship as Led Zepplin. So many good songs were created by them. Stairway to Heaven and Kashmir 2 of my very favorites

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Courts Led Zeppelin Taps NSYNC Expertise in Stairway to Heaven Case

Rock legends Led Zeppelin turn to the boy band's seasoned lawyer to defend their masterpiece in song authorship litigation

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What could Jimmy Page and Justin Timberlake possibly have in common?

Her name is Helene Freeman, an entertainment lawyer who litigated a series of victories for Timberlake’s former boy band, NSYNC, and is now defending Page and fellow members of Led Zeppelin in a dispute over Stairway to Heaven‘s authorship. As we’ve reported, Led Zeppelin faces a copyright infringement suit that alleges parts of the 1971 hit were filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit.

By hiring Freeman, a partner at New York law firm Phillips Nizer, Led Zeppelin has gone for an industry specialist who has also done work for singer Diana Ross and corporate clients that include record distributors and advertising agencies. In NSYNC cases from the late 1990s and 2000s, Freeman secured the band’s ability to leave its old record label and won dismissal of a copyright suit over pictures on concert merchandise, according to her firm bio. She declined to comment for this story.

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-09-09/led-zeppelin-taps-nsync-expertise-in-stairway-to-hea...

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