Re: Official Rock Discussion Thread
The song, Taurus, is a instrumental that goes for just under 3 minutes. The Stairway similarities start around the 44 second mark.
"Guitar World Magazine, April 1997: "[Randy] California's most enduring legacy may well be the fingerpicked acoustic theme of the song "Taurus," which Jimmy Page lifted virtually note for note for the introduction to "Stairway to Heaven.""
It is "widely accepted" that Jimmy Page "borrowed" the progression for Stairway. Spirit seem flattered more than anything as no legal action has ever taken place, unlike some acts.