|Ravi Shankar Dies|
2012-12-12 by MO | 50 Replies | 1868 Views
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.
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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)
That's a craziest looking ibanez I've ever seen. Have no idea who this dude is but RIP
Sitar, it's an Indian instrument.
Lol ya I know
the real one this time
I knew you were kidding
didn't know if you knew what it was though lol
Oh no, such a loss. Rip.
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What is it with all these classic musicians dying lately? RIP
Old people die.
The great art he has created will live on.
By which I mean Anoushka Shankar, of course.
Sad news, RIP.
You were an incredible man, musician and spiritual practitioner. Rest in peace Ravi.
you've probably known about him for like 15 minutes.
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
damn rip both him and Ananda Shankar are gone now
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RIP, a sad day for music community
RIP holy lord this man was incredible
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2012 was a bad year for guys named Ravi Shankar...
RIP damn. Dave Brubeck a few days ago, now Ravi Shankar, both about the same age.
this sucks. RIP. at least he had a long life.
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Norah Jones is gonna be sad, and if she's sad, I'm sad.
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RIP, what a great musician
RIP, the end of the world is beginning?
yea they're all dippin' before it's too late
Great musician. RIP.
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Rest in Peace
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.
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.
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I just bought 3 Ragas a couple weeks ago, having no idea who he was. So, now I like Indian music. RIP
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Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. The real one, too.
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Fuck, Ravi Shankar was the man. RIP
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yea they're all dippin' before it's too late 
But seriously, RIP. My dad has some of his stuff on vinyl, it's amazing.
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A bummer, indeed. RIP
Rock in Peace
ravi in peace