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Led Zeppelin sued over 'Stairway to Heaven'

UNDATED (WKRC) -- According to Bloomberg Buinessweek and TIME magazine, the classic rock band Led Zeppelin is being sued over their hit song, "Stairway to Heaven."

"It's been a long time coming," attorney Francis Alexander Malofiy said in Bloomberg Businessweek. Malofiy is representing a trust for writer Randy California, the deceased Spirit guitarist who wrote "Taurus," the instrumental track.

The song appeared on the band's 1968 debut album and from which the chord progression is allegedly lifted.

Spirit toured with Led Zeppelin in 1969 and would often play the song "Taurus" during their sets.

Zeppelin's lead guitarist Jimmy Page allegedly wrote "Stairway to Heaven" (above) in 1970, two years after Spirit released and played their song before Led Zeppelin took the stage.

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