Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Ravi Shankar Has Died

Sitarist and composer Ravi Shankar, who helped introduce the sitar to the Western world through his collaborations with The Beatles, and is the father of Norah Jones, died in Southern California on Tuesday, his family said. He was 92.

Shankar, a three-time Grammy winner with legendary appearances at the 1967 Monterey Festival and at Woodstock, had been in fragile health for several years and last Thursday underwent surgery, his family said in a statement.

19 comments:

rejectedcarebear said...

RIP Ravi. Some of my favorite Beatles songs are the ones he directly influenced.

timebob said...

surgery at 92? that's pretty risky, RIP.

Tuxedo Cat said...

What a life lived!

Geebz said...

RIP. To live until 92 with family was a blessing. Hope your rocking in the afterlife, sir.

auntliddy said...

Rip. never a fan, but wish him well on his journey

Christopher Cruz said...

92, a job well done. I'm gonna die at 84, so I'm kinda jealous!

__-__=__ said...

He brought sounds never heard. Such a wonderful life! RIP

Robert said...

I believe he had a heart valve replaced on December 6th and never really recovered.
He influenced the soundtrack of a generation, and his daughter Anoushka continues his legacy.

Amber said...

Disappointed I never got to see him. RIP.

discoflux said...

May the next leg of your journey be even greater than the one now past, Mr. Shankar.

Call me yndy... said...

What an impact he had! May he rest in peace - a life well lived.

Mango said...

RIP.

Jolene Jolene said...

Wow. What an incredible life. His music is so beautiful. And he was the father of one of my favorite voices of all time, Norah Jones.

figgy said...

I wonder if he and Norah were reconciled? Last I heard, they were estranged.

smash said...

Rest in peace. 92 is a great full life.

lostathome said...

RIP. loved his work with the Beatles. I think George was the most influenced and some of his best music is attributed to Ravi.

Mary Ann said...

I listened to a lot of his music, starting in the late '60s. I'll miss him.

Jennmcn said...

I remember him most from late night television commercials a la Slim Whitman, Yani and the pan flute dude.

Robert said...

Zamfir!