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The $500 million song

CrusaderFrank

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After 40 years, there's a frivolous lawsuit claiming that Stairway to Heaven is a ripoff of some song in Am by a group called Spirit.

I listened to the spirit song and if Stairway was 4 bars long, I'd say they were somewhat similar, but after that there's absofuckinglutely nothing in common.

In discovery the lawyer representing spirit found that Stairway all by itself generated over $500 million.

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That 1st paragraph is really fuckin strugglin, Frank.
 

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If I had written a musical phrase that was later used in a multi million dollar hit, I would expect some of the gravy too. Probably not a lot of it, but they proved Zeppelin heard the phrase before they wrote Stairway. It seems obvious that they used at least part of the earlier song.
 

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This story is well over a year old.
And yes, that very small piece of guitar riff was ripped off; perhaps subconsciously.
 

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