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.