"Stairway to Heaven" is a song by the English rock band Led Zeppelin, released in late 1971. It was composed by guitarist Jimmy Page and vocalist Robert Plant for the band's untitled fourth studio album (often called Led Zeppelin IV).
A quick whip up. It's in standard tuning (E2 A2 D3 G3 B3 E4). I don't claim it to be exactly as played but maybe it's good enough to get you started. The chords are just simple notes and to have something to aim at, and without the flageoletts/harmonics.
I think that the original response is a little unfair given the self-proclaimed inexperience of the questioner.
It all largely comes down to a matter of taste. Music buyers (you and me) on the whole don't buy CDs because someone's won some Grammys and so forth. We buy it for the feel, the groove, the thrill, the excitement.
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