ravi shankar.

condolences to the family of ravi shankar, world-renowned Indian sitar player and composer, who passed away yesterday at the age of 92.

shankar is credited for influencing the byrds and george harrison of the beatles , best evidenced in the band’s single, “norwegian wood” (rubber soul, 1965), which in turn helped establish the popularity of the “raga rock” sub-genre in the 1960’s and 70’s.

 

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