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Indian Music Legend Ravi Shankar Dies At Age 92

By December 12, 2012

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Ravi Shankar

Sitar player and composer Ravi Shankar was arguably the best known of all musicians from India. He died yesterday in San Diego, California at age 92. Ravi Shankar became widely known to rock music fans in the mid 1960s when he became the sitar instructor for George Harrison of the Beatles. "Within You Without You" from the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album is notable for the influence of Indian music. Ravi Shankar performed at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival and at Woodstock in 1969. He is also the estranged father of singer-songwriter Norah Jones. Ravi Shankar will be the recipient of a posthumous Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement to be presented early next year.

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