Monday, December 14, 2009

Music Monday: Stairway to Gilligan's Island

In 1978, San Francisco pop rock band Little Roger and the Goosebumps recorded "Stairway to Gilligan's Island," which, you guessed it, combines the classic Led Zeppelin song "Stairway to Heaven" with the theme song to the Gilligan's Island television show.

Within weeks of the song's release, Led Zeppelin's lawyers threatened to sue the band, and demanded that all copies of the song be destroyed. Odd, then, that in 2005 Led Zeppelin lead singer Robert Plant named "Stairway to Gilligan's Island" his favorite "Stairway to Heaven" cover song.

(Sorry for the audio quality of this video, but it's the best a/v combination available.)

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