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  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    The kids at first didn't seem to know how to respond as Ravi Shankar began his four-hour set on the final afternoon of the Monterey Pop Festival, in the fabled summer of 1967.


  • Ravi Shankar shows George Harrison of the Beatles how to play the sitar in Los Angeles in August 1967. Mr. Shankar, the father of singer Norah Jones of the Little Willies, died Tuesday at 92. (Associated Press)

    Taking Names: Indian sitar virtuoso Shankar dies at 92

    With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences.


  • ** FILE ** In this July 19, 2005, file photo, Indian musician Ravi Shankar performs during the opening day of the Paleo Festival, in Nyon, Switzerland. Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, died Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo, File)

    Ravi Shankar: Indian sitar virtuoso dies at 92

    With an instrument perplexing to most Westerners, Ravi Shankar helped connect the world through music. The sitar virtuoso hobnobbed with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over nearly a century.


  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.


  • Indian sitar virtuouso Ravi Shankar dies at 92

    Ravi Shankar, the sitar virtuoso who became a hippie musical icon of the 1960s after hobnobbing with the Beatles and who introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over an eight-decade career, has died. He was 92.


  • Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar dies

    Indian sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar has died. He was 92.


  • Tardy Clinton misses meeting with guru

    A planned meeting between former President Bill Clinton and a renowned Indian guru was canceled due to Mr. Clinton's late arrival at a Washington event.


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