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Led Zep's Stairway To Heaven is Briton's favourite rock song

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Published: Tuesday, April 20, 2010, 11:50 [IST]

London (ANI): Led Zeppelin track 'Stairway To Heaven" has been named the UK's favourite rock song. The song, first released in 1971, was one of three Led Zep tracks, which made the top 10 in a poll by digital station Absolute Classic Rock.

'The Who" came out at the second spot with 'Won't Get Fooled Again", while their track 'Baba O'Reilly" notching up sixth position. 'Stairway To Heaven" was composed when the band's Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were staying at a remote cottage in Wales, Bron-Yr-Aur, and began to write musical passages.

The song became a mainstay of the band's live shows, often featuring as a finale. However, it was never released as a single during the band's lifetime, reports the Mirror. But, it was not until 2007 that it charted on download, but its ubiquity among rock fans is renowned, and it became a staple for any budding guitarist.

Led Zep also made the Absolute Classic Rock listeners' top 10 with 'Whole Lotta Love" at number four and 'Rock 'n' Roll" at seven.

Topics: led zeppelin, jimmy page, robert plant
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