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