Davey Graham, Spirit, Led Zeppelin April 16, 2016Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.
…I’m not hugely exercised – despite being a bit of a fan of both groups, about the spat between Randy California’s estate and Led Zeppelin (who on occasion appear to have overlooked the provenance of some parts of early tracks) over the provenance of Stairway to Heaven. To some the song is an egregious rip of Spirit’s Taurus. And listening to the two? Well… judge for yourself…
But there’s an even earlier song that might claim being first on the scene, that being this…Davey Graham from 1959 (and a Ken Russell documentary).
Davey was quite a character, well worth further investigation it would seem.
Just on the video, as someone says in comments BTL, one can still see the bombed out houses from the second world war. An interesting moment in time.