Led Zeppelin Rock Gods Deposed in Stairway to Heaven Lawsuit

Copyright claim unearths early recordings and financial records

Singer Robert Plant, right, and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin in 1976.

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The surviving members of Led Zeppelin have all been questioned in a lawsuit that alleges their hit Stairway to Heaven was filched from an obscure song by the band Spirit. Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, and Robert Plant were each deposed separately over the past month as part of pretrial discovery in the copyright infringement case, new filings in Los Angeles federal court show.

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