Video of the Week: What You Should Know About Spirit vs Led Zeppelin

An excellent wider-picture exposition of what is at issue in the recently concluded lawsuit involving Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” and Spirit’s “Taurus”.

Certain snarky newsfeed sites have portrayed the ruling in favor of Led Zeppelin as a good thing, and the lawsuit by the estate of Randy California as a bit of a classless money grab. We encourage you to take in the contents of TJR’s exceptionally well-done YouTube video before making up your mind.

Led Zeppelin is going to trial for allegedly lifting the opening chords to ‘Stairway to Heaven’

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(via The Week)

Led Zeppelin’s 1971 classic “Stairway to Heaven” is taking them straight to court. A U.S. judge ruled Friday that the song has “substantial” enough similarities to the instrumental piece “Taurus,” written by the band Spirit in 1967, that a jury should decide whether Led Zeppelin’s members are liable for copyright infringement…

Read more: http://theweek.com/speedreads/617902/led-zeppelin-going-trial-allegedly-lifting-opening-chords-stairway-heaven

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Video of the Week: Stanley Jordan–Stairway to Heaven

I have no words to describe what this man can do. Nor am I musician enough to critique or compare what he does to other guitar greats. But I did sit back and enjoy the man’s God-given talent. Hope you do as well.

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