Any fan of the Beatles surely knows the name of Ravi Shankar, the Indian Sitarist largely credited with bringing traditional Indian music to the masses through his collaborations with 60′s era pop musicians, most notably George Harrison and the Beatles. Shankar did so much more than that, though, including composing for films, working with John Coltrane (Coltrane’s son is named after Ravi), starting a school for classical Indian music, and of course, fathering singer Norah Jones.

The New York Times has a great history of [...] Read More >