Ravi Shankar Dies

2012-12-12 by MO | 50 Comments
Sitar guru and world renowned musician Ravi Shankar has passed away in San Diego at the age of 92. The "godfather of world music" died after an unsuccessful heart valve surgery amid poor health in recent years.

Shankar was most known through his collaborations with former Beatle George Harrison as well as introducing the western world to the Sitar. He leaves behind a vast musical legacy and an impact made by very few.

http://m.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/dec/12/ravi-shankar-dies

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MegaJake1024
December 12th 2012
806 Comments


RIP

Digging: Phinehas - Till The End

toxin.
December 12th 2012
12854 Comments


RIP
I'm surprised my mom didn't make a big deal to me about it.
Pretty sure my parents were huge fans (yes we're Indian)

J0ckstrapsFTW
December 12th 2012
3668 Comments


That's a craziest looking ibanez I've ever seen. Have no idea who this dude is but RIP

toxin.
December 12th 2012
12854 Comments


Sitar, it's an Indian instrument.

J0ckstrapsFTW
December 12th 2012
3668 Comments


Lol ya I know

menawati
Contributing Reviewer
December 12th 2012
16389 Comments


RIP Ravi

MO
December 12th 2012
19738 Comments


the real one this time

RIP Ravi

toxin.
December 12th 2012
12854 Comments


I knew you were kidding
didn't know if you knew what it was though lol

InFiction
December 12th 2012
3783 Comments


Oh no, such a loss. Rip.

HSThomas
December 12th 2012
668 Comments


What is it with all these classic musicians dying lately? RIP

IAMERROR
December 12th 2012
219 Comments


Old people die.

SitarHero
December 12th 2012
4938 Comments


The great art he has created will live on.

By which I mean Anoushka Shankar, of course.

TooLateToGoBack
December 12th 2012
1860 Comments


RIP

Voivod
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2012
6716 Comments


Sad news, RIP.

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Eclecticist
December 12th 2012
3863 Comments


RIP!

Puzzles
December 12th 2012
3065 Comments


You were an incredible man, musician and spiritual practitioner. Rest in peace Ravi.

auberginedreams
December 12th 2012
6081 Comments


you've probably known about him for like 15 minutes.

TRMshadow
December 12th 2012
4983 Comments


In an interview I heard that this guy was a MAJOR influence to Devin Townsend. Never really checked him out, but it's undoubtedly a loss to the music community as a whole. RIP

foxblood
December 12th 2012
6797 Comments


damn rip both him and Ananda Shankar are gone now

readaryan
December 12th 2012
7 Comments


RIP, a sad day for music community

TheNotrap
December 12th 2012
8307 Comments


RIP


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aresx
December 12th 2012
320 Comments


); RIP

flaffy
December 12th 2012
159 Comments


RIP

dimsim3478
December 12th 2012
6505 Comments


RIP holy lord this man was incredible

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TRMshadow
December 12th 2012
4983 Comments


2012 was a bad year for guys named Ravi Shankar...

Aids
December 12th 2012
24184 Comments


RIP damn. Dave Brubeck a few days ago, now Ravi Shankar, both about the same age.

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Dimor
December 12th 2012
1839 Comments


Damnit, RIP

demigod!
December 12th 2012
47071 Comments


this sucks. RIP. at least he had a long life.

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Buzzkillr
December 12th 2012
1541 Comments


daaamnnn, RIP

Norah Jones is gonna be sad, and if she's sad, I'm sad.

Shimana
December 12th 2012
545 Comments


RIP.

Ishysez
December 12th 2012
76 Comments


RIP, what a great musician

sunofwhales
December 12th 2012
81 Comments


RIP, the end of the world is beginning?

MO
December 12th 2012
19738 Comments


yea they're all dippin' before it's too late

SadAndHolyGlow
December 12th 2012
1571 Comments


Great musician. RIP.

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Celsius
December 12th 2012
513 Comments


Rest in Peace

derho
December 12th 2012
307 Comments


What an amazing guy. Heard phillip glass talking about him a few months ago. I'm not sure we realize the full extent of his impact on Western music. He won't be forgotten. Rest in peace.

sora236
December 12th 2012
156 Comments


One of his biggest influences in Western music was on John Coltrane in his later works. John Coltrane's later works revolutionized jazz.
He's help many other musicians too such as George Harrison and John McLaughlin.
He will be missed for the impact he's had on music around the world in multiple forms from rock, pop, jazz and traditional Indian music.
R.I.P.


NightmareCinema16
December 12th 2012
2016 Comments


R.I.P.

DeafMetal
December 12th 2012
8587 Comments


rip ravi

MadKungFu
December 12th 2012
376 Comments


I just bought 3 Ragas a couple weeks ago, having no idea who he was. So, now I like Indian music. RIP

Chortles
December 12th 2012
18472 Comments


rip

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AtomicWaste
Staff Reviewer
December 12th 2012
2135 Comments


Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. The real one, too.

RIP.

wacknizzle
December 12th 2012
13951 Comments


Fuck, Ravi Shankar was the man. RIP

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WeepingBanana
December 12th 2012
10339 Comments


damn R.I.P.

Days of Future Passed
December 12th 2012
477 Comments


yea they're all dippin' before it's too late [2]

But seriously, RIP. My dad has some of his stuff on vinyl, it's amazing.

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cloudnx
December 12th 2012
36 Comments


Bummer

MiniatureHorse
December 12th 2012
908 Comments


A bummer, indeed. RIP

CrazyFool84
December 14th 2012
1081 Comments


Rock in Peace

DeafMetal
December 14th 2012
8587 Comments


ravi in peace

8bit
December 18th 2012
3315 Comments


RIP



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