Led Zeppelin History – Jan 17

Today in 2012 a lawsuit against Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page, filed by singer-songwriter Jake Holmes, was dismissed in a California District Court. Holmes claimed Led Zeppelin’s song “Dazed and Confused” on their 1969 debut album was derived from a 1967 Holmes song of the same name, which had been performed, but not recorded, by Jimmy Page (as “I’m Confused”) when he was with The Yardbirds. In June 2010 Holmes filed the lawsuit against Page for copyright infringement, claiming Page knowingly copied his work. The case was dismissed following a stipulation filed by both parties. Starting with the November 2012 Led Zeppelin release Celebration Day, the song credits now read “Jimmy Page, inspired by Jake Holmes”.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s