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Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

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Tempo: Coltrane, Shankar and All That Rock & Roll

Interview by Jim Delehant, Hit Parader, August 1966

IN OUR FEATURE on the Byrds (in the July issue) they credited several sources of unconventional music as influences. They were quite specific about Indian ...

Pop Eye: Ravi and the Teenie Satori

Report by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 5 January 1967

THEY ARE waiting for him in the glass-enclosed library of Asia House, over coffee, cream, and croissants. All the regulars are there: the lady reporter ...

New albums from the Mamas and the Papas, Simon & Garfunkel et al

Review by Peter Jones, Norman Jopling, Record Mirror, 7 January 1967

Mamas and Papas next single on their new LP ...

Platter Chatter: Albums from The Beatles, Donovan, Ravi Shankar et al

Review by uncredited writer, Hit Parader, February 1967

SUNSHINE SUPERMAN, Donovan's first big "commercial" success, is a
beautiful, poetic, soothing, soaring, lyrical, rhythmic, groovy experience. ...

Keith Altham Planes West to Cover America's Monterey Pop Festival and Cables This Day-By-Day Report

Report by Keith Altham, New Musical Express, 24 June 1967

WE DROVE to London Airport in Animal manager Mike Jeffery's Rolls-Royce while he dictated a few last minute instructions to assistant Tony Garland — "Ring ...

Monterey Pop Festival: The Hip Homunculus

Report by Richard Goldstein, The Village Voice, 29 June 1967

"The West is the best: Get here and we'll do the rest!" — The Doors ...

Ravi Shankar: 'My Music Not For Addicts'

Interview by uncredited writer, KRLA Beat, 29 July 1967

"THE MESSAGE I'm trying to get through is that our music is very sacred to us and is not meant for people who are alcoholic, ...

From Los Angeles, a warm story of how — A Beatle out of "prison" plays it cool with hippies

Report by Derek Taylor, Disc and Music Echo, 19 August 1967

DEREK TAYLOR reporting on George Harrison's American visit. GEORGE talks of the "magic of his beads". ...

A New Development — An Electric Sitar

Report by 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 ...

Pop Sounds from India Rock Greek: Ravi Shankar, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Stephen M H Braitman, Van Nuys Valley News, 30 June 1968

THREE GREAT MUSICIANS from India, Ravi Shankar, Ali Akbar Khan and Alla Rakha, rocked the foundations of the Greek Theatre last week as their "Festival ...

Ravi Shankar: Ravi Shankar at the Monterey International Pop Festival (Columbia)

Review by uncredited writer, Disc and Music Echo, 12 October 1968

RAVI SHANKAR at the Monterey International Pop Festival is a stone groove! The whole audience, who sat under glaring sun for three whole days last ...


Report by Miller Francis Jr., The Great Speckled Bird, 1 September 1969

"Man, what done got into them ofays?" one asked. "It ain't nothing. They just trying to get back, that's all" "Get back?" said the ...

Ravi Shankar: Fillmore East, New York NY

Live Review by Danny Goldberg, Billboard, 20 September 1969

Shankar Honors Ghandi in a Memorable Performance ...

George Harrison et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Mike Jahn, The New York Times, 2 August 1971

Raga and Rock Link 2 Cultures ...

George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ravi Shankar et al: Concert for Bangla Desh, Madison Square Garden, New York NY

Live Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 7 August 1971


George Harrison & Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh (Apple)

Review by Geoffrey Cannon, The Guardian, 4 January 1972

Update, 2019: The first time I met George Harrison was in the late 1960s, when he was still a Beatle. I quite often went to ...

Concert for Bangla Desh (Dir. Saul Swimmer; 20th Century Fox)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Nancy Lewis, New Musical Express, 1 April 1972


The Concert for Bangla Desh (Apple/Twentieth Century-Fox)

Film/DVD/TV Review by John Pidgeon, New Musical Express, 15 July 1972


George Harrison: The Niceman Cometh

Report by Andrew Bailey, Rolling Stone, 21 November 1974

LOS ANGELES — Somewhere in the city, inside the trailer of a tractor-trailer rig, hammers, saws and measuring rules bang and whine toward conversion of ...

With a Little Help from His Friends: George Harrison and the Concert for Bangla Desh

Retrospective by Harvey Kubernik, Rock's Backpages, July 2011

STEVE VAN ZANDT, May 2011, Lillehammer, Norway: "The anti-apartheid Sun City project (single, album, video, documentary, book, teaching guide) was a high point and a ...

Within And Without Him: Gavin Martin pays Tribute to Ravi Shankar

Obituary by Gavin Martin, unpublished, 13 December 2012

An edited version of this piece appeared in the Daily Mirror on 13 December 2012 ...

Ravi and George in the Angel City

Book Excerpt by Kirk Silsbee, 'It Was Fifty Years Ago Today', 2014

GEORGE HARRISON is credited with bringing Indian music and Ravi Shankar to the attention of the larger public, through his sitar playing on 'Norwegian Wood', ...

see also Anoushka Shankar


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