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Led Zeppelin sued for infringement

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Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010, 10:54 [IST]

New York (ANI): 'Led Zeppelin guitarist has been sued for alleged plagiarism by a folk singer, who is said to be the original writer of the track 'Dazed and Confused'. According to TMZ reports, folk singer Jake Holmes has sued guitarist Jimmy Page for allegedly stealing the hit song from him, 41 years after the fact.

Holmes claims to obtain a copyright for his song 'Dazed and Confused" in 1967, two years before 'Led Zeppelin" recorded their version of the track, reports The New York Post. Both the songs are not musically identical but sound very similar.

Primarily blues artists or their record labels have sued before the band over claims of plagiarism. However, if Holmes" federal lawsuit is successful, he can only sue Page for damages from the past three years, due to the statue of limitations.

Topics: led zeppelin, jimmy page, dazed and confused, jake holmes
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