Posted in music on December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar

Indian classical sitarist and legend Ravi Shankar has passed away at 92 years old.

Shankar has been performing since the 1930s and began receiving international attention by the '50s. Since then he's been an influence on Western music, having famously taught George Harrison (and later performed at Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh), performed at Monterey Pop Festival and Woodstock, recorded a collaboration with Philip Glass, and more. Norah Jones is his daughter.

Rest in peace, Ravi. Your contributions to music of all cultures will always be remembered. Some videos below...

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Ravi Shankar at Monterey Pop Festival 1967

Ravi Shankar at Woodstock

Ravi Shankar at Concert for Bangladesh

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Comments (15)

This man has some great history! RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:45 AM

Namaste and Haribol,Mr. Shankar.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:03 AM

Thank You Ravi! R.I.P.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:22 AM

Namaste.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:24 AM

May your soul carry on and be at peace.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 9:29 AM

I realize she's not as well-known as her half-sister, but Anoushka Shankar lost her father yesterday and is worth acknowledging as well.

RIP Ravi Shankar.

Posted by pecola | December 12, 2012 9:43 AM

Beautiful man, glorious musician. I will always love and respect you, Ravi.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 11:51 AM

RIP and respect.

You gave me another person to look up/check out, pecola.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 1:18 PM

who is boning norah?

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 1:42 PM

^Thurston

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 1:59 PM

Kudos to pecola! And maybe less known on these pages, but Anoushka was a known accomplished musician way before Norah had launched her beautiful career.
Seeing Ravi and Anoushka play together was a special experience.

Posted by ME | December 12, 2012 2:05 PM

dating myself here but i was at the Concert for Bangladesh - amazing show and first of its kind
RIP

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 3:19 PM

yo la tengo now scrambling for a new opener for tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 3:38 PM

now here's a guy who likes hummus

Posted by Anonymous | December 12, 2012 8:26 PM

Show was sold out the day it went on sale as did the other shows they had to cancel.

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