CLASSIC CUTS: Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin: “Stairway to Heaven”
The Hook: “The quintessential Zeppelin song.”
Album: Led Zeppelin IV
Writers: Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Stats: Never released as a single, it was, however, the most-requested song on FM radio throughout the 1970s.
Background: John Paul Jones tells us the first time he heard “Stairway to Heaven” it was played to him by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in front of the fireside at Headley Grange, the English cottage where most of Led Zeppelin IV was recorded. He talks about his role in the track’s creation and why he thinks it became such a classic