With a tip of the hat to my pal Theo of the LOUIE LOUIE pages, here’s something about another inspired community radio college effort to collect lots of versions of one particular song.
WFMU Radio of New Jersey is looking for EVERY VERSION OF Led Zepellin‘s STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN. If you’ve got a version they don’t have, let ’em know. They’ve even got my favorite version- “Stairway to Gilligan’s Island” by Little Roger & the Goosebumps, which was once banned by Led Zepellin’s legal team, as their old manager Peter Grant did not appreciate parody.
I wonder if “Stairway to Freebird” by Reverend Billy C. Wirtz would be considered a version? It’s not exactly the same song, but it’s definitely inspired by it.