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January 3, 2018

Album: Led Zeppelin IV

Year: 1971

Writers: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant

Facts: Never released as a single, it was, however, the most-requested song on radio throughout the 1970s.

Background: John Paul Jones talks about the first time he heard "Stairway to Heaven". It was played to him by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in front of the fireside at Headley Grange, the English cottage where most of Led Zeppelin IV was recorded. He talks about his role in the track's creation and why he thinks it became such a classic.

 

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven - John Paul Jones 0103 DS.mp3

John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin on his involvement in “Stairway to Heaven.”