Rock Classics /// Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven”

“Stairway To Heaven” was composed in 1970-1971 by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant and was destined to become one of the greatest rock songs ever. It took Page quite a long time to write the music as the ideas kept on coming to him in bits from time to time, and the lyrics began rather spontaneously when Robert Plant once found himself writing the first lines of the song on a piece of paper during the sessions in the cottage in Wales.

“Stairway To Heaven” was released in 1971 but it took the song 2 years to become the cult song it is now. The band themselves said that they realised the song was truly special because it had the essence of Led Zeppelin, their true character.

Running over 8 minutes and consisting of several various parts, “Stairway To Heaven” is an epic story, which has never been released as a single because of its length. Led Zeppelin didn’t give in to their record label who tried to make them edit the song so that it could be released as a single. Till now “Stairway To Heaven” remains one of the most popular songs never released as a single.

According to Page, “Stairway To Heaven” is a very positive song which every listener is free to interpret they way he sees it. There are no hidden messages and propaganda, as some claimed, but only good feelings and power to make people love it which allows this cult anthem stand the test of time.

4 Responses to “Rock Classics /// Led Zeppelin “Stairway To Heaven””
  1. Corkscrewboo says:

    Nice one, I’ve still got all my old posters in a folder πŸ˜‰

  2. Musicman says:

    Takes me back too, but I was never a fan of Led Zep. Give me Bowie any day.

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