I read an interview from a guitar magazine circa 1996 (sorry, I forget the name of the particular magazine) in which Jimmy Page explained the tuning he used to write the demo version of "Stairway..." He realized that the guitar strings were out of order (E, A, D, G, B, e), so he bought a seven string and tuned it to alphabetical order (A, B, C, D, E, F, G). What if that the press wrote a headline that says 'The Day The Music Die' and that two young men knew about this tragedies and thought they wanted to write a song about this each other.Playing around with that tuning he decided he didn't like, but not before stumbling upon the lick in the intro. Then Don Mclean wrote a song 'American Pie' and Robert wrote a song 'Stairway To Heaven'.At the same time, I instinctively knew that these guys were hugely unique and talented.They were going to set a trend in music and they did.He might have been joking, but I hope not, because that's a beautiful story. To be continued, Hi Music lovers, As I wrote it below last time, thes song 'Stairway' AND 'American Pie' were written by the same idea happening in 1970. There must be some hints in the lyrics oft the song 'Stairway'. How about the first three lines above from the beginning of the song that saying 'There's a lady who sure All the glitters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven'. Hi Music Lovers, I think that the idea of the lyrics of the song came from the same idea of being written as the lyrics of the song called 'American Pie' in 1971 by Don Mc Lean.Hi Music lovers, I think Robert, the writer of the lyrics of this song, wrote the lyrics by choose the death of Janis Joplin in Oct. Because what he wrote shows us that some ideas of Janis. It says that 'There is a lady who's sure all that gillters is gold and she's buying a stairway to heaven.' I think that's enough to understand that the lirics shows about Janis'. I think that these hints are enough to understand where the idea of the song came from.' So forget about the rest of the lyrics of the song, okey! I mean Both songs 'Stairway To Heaven' and 'Ameican Pie' were happened to released almost the same time in the end of 1971. And this song is about the NEW WORLD ORDER and new age/shift in consciousness: rise of the anti Christ. I have a deep respect for music in general and this song in particular.
They too were repelled by certain Zepplin's lyrics.Just as an aside, Robert Plant's reaction to Heart playing "Stairway To Heaven" at the Kennedy Center, in the band's honor, was probably more of discomfort and pain.Many felt that he was deeply touched by all the performances in their honor, but when Heart got up to sing, "Stairway" Robert Plant appeared very uncomfortable -- almost horrified.Because there were same words on the song 'American Pie', too. One thing you have in common, in greater or lesser degree, is a degree of interest.You are thinking and engaged in the composition and possible meanings.