Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
the online library of pop writing

A New Development — An Electric Sitar

uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 2 December 1967

ELEVEN YEARS ago a pixieish Indian named Ravi Shankar hit these shores. His sole objective in coming here was to make the western world aware of traditional Indian music, and his most important piece of luggage was a primitive Indian instrument which hasn't changed an iota in seven centuries — the Sitar. He was 15 years old when he began studying the Sitar, and now, at 47, he just barely feels he has mastered the instrument.

Total word count of piece: 431


Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.