Adam 12

11am - 4pm

28th November 1979: Three members of rock group Led Zeppelin with their seven Melody Maker awards. They are, from left to right John Paul Jones (bass, keyboards), Robert Plant (vocals) and John Bonham (1947 - 1980) (drums). (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

Adam 12 here. I’m wearing a suit, which makes me a lawyer, which gives weight and validity to my claim in that headline.


Just kidding. My pal Rick from Greenwood passed along this pretty cool musical analysis that helps dispel some of the confusion around the Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven” lawsuit, in which Randy Wolfe of the band Spirit claims “Stairway” rips off his song “Taurus,” and in doing so infringes on his copyright.


The best part of the video is that it does a pretty clear and definitive job of outlining the similarities between the two songs and explaining that, while they are alike, copyright hasn’t been infringed upon. There’s some musical theory, but it’s presented in a way that you don’t have to be a music geek to understand what’s up.


I wonder if it will be presented as evidence when the case goes to a new hearing in 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals later this year?