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Led Zeppelin Off the Hook in Plagiarism Case

Legendary rock bank Led Zeppelin did not plagiarize one of its most famous songs, “Stairway to Heaven,” a federal jury in Los Angeles says. The British group was accused of stealing the introduction to the 8-minute classic from a song called “Taurus” from an American band called Spirit. “Stairway to Heaven” was released in 1971, but Michael Skidmore, a trustee for Spirit’s late guitarist, Randy Wolfe, says Wolfe should be given credit for the song. The plaintiffs also sought $40...

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