Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin

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“Stairway to Heaven” is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band’s fourth studio album, Led Zeppelin IV. It was voted #3 in 2000 by VH1 on their list of the 100 Greatest Rock Songs. It is the most requested and most played song on FM radio stations in the United States, despite never having been released as a single there. In November 2007, through download sales promoting Led Zeppelin’s recent Mothership release, the song hit #37 on the UK Singles Chart.

The extended Jimmy Page guitar solo in the song’s final section was played for the recording on a 1958 Fender Telecaster (an instrument he used extensively with the Yardbirds) plugged into a Supro amplifier, although in an interview he gave to Guitar World magazine, Page also claimed, “It could have been a Marshall, but I can’t remember”.

The other guitar parts were played using a Gibson J-200 acoustic guitar and Fender Electric XII (12-string); these can be heard on the left and right recording channels respectively. For live versions Page used a Gibson EDS-1275 double neck guitar.

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Album: Led Zeppelin IV
Original Release Date: November 8, 1971
Label: Atlantic Records
Copyright: 1971 Swan Song Inc.
Song Length: 8:00

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  • The song's main guitar line is strikingly similar to the guitar line from the instrumental track "Taurus" by the American band Spirit
  • Written in the key of A minor
  • Plant would ad-lib the question "Does anybody remember laughter?" during live performances

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Samuel Lafontaine (over 5 years ago)

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