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Ravi Shankar Dead at 92

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  1. Mary Jane Anklestraps

    December 12th, 2012

    Oh man! That’s terrible! I was listening to his latest OK I don’t know who that is.

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  2. Unruly Refugee

    December 12th, 2012

    That’s Nora Jones’ father, and a guy the Beatles used to hang out with.

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  3. Unruly Refugee

    December 12th, 2012

    He said that the guitar could be mastered within one lifetime but the sitar (the ax in the picture) would take more than one lifetime to master. I hope he gets to finish with it now. He could have mastered a Stratocaster by now and it wouldn’t have sounded like a room full of cats and fat ladies in rocking chairs. (Sorry Ravi. Your daughter makes up for it)

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  4. Alpha Maser

    December 12th, 2012

    His daughter is carrying on his tradition. She is very good at Sitar and beautiful as well.

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  5. super toe

    December 12th, 2012

    Yes he helped influence the Beatles, especially George Harrison.
    Harrison originally wanted to write the song
    ” While My Sitar Gently Weeps” but Ringo in a rare violent rage broke the sitar over his head and said,
    “Stop playing that annoying instrument,” and he handed his guitar back to him.

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  6. thirdtwin

    December 12th, 2012

    Joe Biden says he will miss Ravi’s smiling face at the Kwik-E-Mart in downtown Wilmington.

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  7. woody

    December 12th, 2012

    Shankar was his middle name. His last name was Oli.
    That’s right. Ravi Oli.

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  8. Hymiehizbizkit

    December 12th, 2012

    He sure looks dead.

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  9. Aidan

    December 12th, 2012

    He needed lessons from Les Paul.

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  10. IronyCurtain

    December 12th, 2012

    A little shocking to see that pic. I’ll always picture him in the era where he was tutoring Harrison.

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  11. Chieftain

    December 12th, 2012

    Interesting performer. When I was in high school, three of us hitch-hiked down to Kent State to see John McLaughlin and the Mahavishnu Orchestra featuring Ravi Shankar, open for Frank Zappa and the Mothers.

    Needless to say, that was one of the more unusual concert combination I ever saw…..all of that hypnotic sitar music followed by “Penguin in Bondage”…..

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  12. Tim

    December 12th, 2012

    I enjoyed his work in small doses.

    RIP

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  13. Joe

    December 12th, 2012

    Never did care for the sound of the sitar, but remember going through that era quite well. It sounded better after a few joints.

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  14. F.D.R. in Hell

    December 12th, 2012

    Reincarnate him F-A-S-T.
    I don’t want that screeching, Magic Twanger, nails-on-the-chalkboard noise down here.
    It sounds like Hell. Oh, wait.

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  15. Eleanor in Hell

    December 12th, 2012

    That big sitar is obviously compensating for something.
    :evil:

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  16. msq

    December 12th, 2012

    meh

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