'Stairway to Heaven' Trial Opens With Questions About Obscure 'Original'

  • Jury told Led Zeppelin may have heard Spirit play in 1960s
  • Lawyer for Page, Plant tries to higlight how songs differ

Jimmy Page

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The trial over whether Led Zeppelin’s Jimmy Page and Robert Plant stole the iconic opening riff to “Stairway to Heaven" opened with testimony about when the British rockers might have heard the 1968 song they’re accused of copying.

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