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Old 03-25-2012, 11:48 PM   #107 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by milano View Post
I remember hearing at a lot of instances that Zeppelin stole a lot of styles and riffs from a lot of different songs.
They did, I admit it can be blown out of proportion a bit. A lot of bands did it, but zepp did it a lot.

A similar example would be the allman brothers. They took old blues songs and completely rearranged them, made them a lot more complex and basically made the music completely different to the point where you really couldn't tell it was an old blues song if it weren't for the lyrics. Even though they changed the songs so much, they still credited the original writers. If the allman brothers were like Zeppelin, they would have just changed the lyrics a little and taken full credit as the writer of song, the only difference is that the allmans altered the music of the original songs a lot more than zepp did.
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