The heirs of Randy Craig Wolfe, founding member of the band Spirit, are suing Led Zeppelin for plagiarism. The plaintiff says that old story about Jimmy Page “holing himself up in a remote cottage in Wales in 1970 and creating the song” is just that, a story. Wolfe’s family says the music came from the Los Angeles band Spirit which once toured with Zeppelin in the late 1960s.
Spirit’s most commercially successful single in the US was I Got A Line On You. In 1966, Randy Craig Wolfe (aka Randy California) of Spirit also played with Jimi Hendrix. He was just 15 at the time. Wolfe died in 1997 at the age of 45. He drowned in the Pacific ocean while rescuing his 12-year-old son Quinn from a rip current in Molokai, Hawaii. His son survived, and now 29-years-old is participating in the lawsuit.