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Topic - Charlie Haden
Ravi Shankar passed away in December before he could attend The Recording Academy's Special Merit Awards celebration where he was to receive a lifetime achievement award. But the 91-year-old sitar master, Indian music promoter and friend to The Beatles got the call a few days before he passed away, and that meant everything to his family.
If he's feeling well enough, jazz bassist Charlie Haden would like to convey a message when he is recognized with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award this weekend about the need for music that leads people "to think about the deeper things."
Haden noted the importance of his family in his acceptance speech.
"I thank my brother Jim for letting me listen to his jazz records," Haden said. "I heard Charlie Parker and that changed my life forever."