Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies at 92 - Taught Harrison the Sitar

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    http://www.cnn.com/2012/12/12/showbiz/california-ravi-shankar-obit/index.html?hpt=en_c1

    Sitar legend Ravi Shankar dies at 92
    By Ben Brumfield, CNN
    updated 12:40 PM EST, Wed December 12, 2012

    ...The legendary sitar player, who taught Beatle George Harrison how to play the stringed instrument and brought Indian music to the West, passed away at age 92 in the early evening in San Diego, near his home, according to his wife, Sukanya, and daughter Anoushka Shankar, who were by his side.

    Shankar was the father of jazz singer Norah Jones as well. He is also survived by three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, according to his record label, East Meets West Music....
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t79aI-I6ucA"]George Harrison - sitar lesson with Ravi Shankar - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Two '60s hits featuring a sitar?
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxxGVjLNpek"]Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) - YouTube[/ame]
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI"]Rolling Stones - Paint It Black - YouTube[/ame]
    Ravi Shankar George and Brian weren't.
     
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    MagicRose99 Watch out for my thorns!

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    I had no idea he was Norah Jones' father. I really like her music and I don't care for that many female singers.

    RIP Ravi
     
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    PBS had a program the other night featuring his other daughter Anoushka at Longwood Gardens. If I find a link,I'll post it.
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp-F71WBdh4"]Channels and Winds [HD] - Ravi Shankar And Philip Glass - YouTube[/ame]

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60HvrFmkyFA"]Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass Ragas In Minor Scale! - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kCsmvK06SCA"]Pandit Ravi Shankar - Ind Day Celebrations - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Longwood Gardens? Really? I'd have went to that.
     

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