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RIP Ravi Shankar

by grimgraphix / December 11, 2012 2:27 PM PST
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I can't believe CNN felt it necessary....
by Josh K / December 11, 2012 9:59 PM PST
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.....to identify him as "the father of Norah Jones" in its headline, as if people need that in order to know who he is/was.

One of the most influential musicians of all time. I just heard a few minutes ago. Obviously he had a huge impact on the Beatles, which translated into a huge impact on western music and culture.


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(NT) I never heard of him
by James Denison / December 12, 2012 12:27 AM PST
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The two notices I know of said
by drpruner / December 12, 2012 4:07 AM PST

she was his "estranged daughter", which is true. I believe it had something to do with the way he treated her mother. Somewhat newsworthy.
I may have mentioned before that he opened a Bill Graham concert with some music, which we westerners didn't much understand, and the audience applauded. He said, 'Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed my warming up.' Happy
The sitar is notoriously tricky to tune.

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It was the Concert for Bangladesh
by Josh K / December 12, 2012 9:39 PM PST

They were tuning up and when they stopped, the audience applauded. He said something like, "If you enjoyed the tuning so much, I hope you will enjoy the playing even more."

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(NT) I believe you're right about the venue and the quote.
by drpruner / December 13, 2012 8:23 AM PST
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