Led Zeppelin has won the copyright case over ‘Stairway to Heaven’ after a federal jury ruled the band did not steal the opening to the classic rock song.
The case centred around the trust of late songwriter Randy Wolfe, which claimed guitarist Jimmy Page and singer Robert Plant stole a riff one of Wolfe’s songs called “Taurus”.
Stairway to Heaven performed live
Taurus performed by Spirit and written by Randy Wolfe
Listen to the disputed riff, which comes in at 00:44.