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His music was a little too weird for me, but he left his mark on the music world.

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Saw him when he gave a concert in our university cafeteria (not as bad as it sounds, it's a huge multi-purpose room) in the 60's, pre-Beattles.

His sound was amazing but, yes, the musical pieces weren't to my taste either. (Like country music guitar, some amazing technical musicians but....)
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I saw that. Thanks for posting it.

He was at UofA here in Tucson a few years back with his daughter, Anoushka. It was a fantastic show.


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Also his daughter is Norah Jones, winner of at least nine Grammy awards. Is there a genetic factor to musical talent? I'd guess there is.

Disclaimer: I'm not technically knowledgeable about music. Some I like, some I don't.

I actually appreciated the mutual influence between him and George Harrison. Perhaps it's tough to appreciate another culture's (or subculture's) music, but I could listen to Shankar's music and find something special in it.


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Also his daughter is Norah Jones, winner of at least nine Grammy awards. Is there a genetic factor to musical talent? I'd guess there is.

I've seen his daughter Anoushka Shankar play live a couple times; she's stunning.
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Also his daughter is Norah Jones, winner of at least nine Grammy awards. Is there a genetic factor to musical talent? I'd guess there is.

I've seen his daughter Anoushka Shankar play live a couple times; she's stunning.

Impressive beyond words.

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Saw him once, about 15 years ago.  I think Anoushka was there as well, but I'm not sure.  I can't remember exactly what the last song was - maybe Rag Mala - but wow.  Transcendental.

And I've always been very impressed by the percussionists as well.

If you're interested in stuff like that, check out Nusrat Fatah Ali Khan (vocalist).
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A remarkable man and talent. While the Western-Ear may not fully appreciate the sounds he made, those sounds were still made by God.

I hope his eternal rest is a good one...


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I first started listening to him in the late 60's by checking out his "albums" from my tiny town library and instantly appreciated his virtuosity.

He was one of the first "World Musicians" to really catch on in the West and paved the way for many others.

I saw him live, once, many years ago and was a treat.


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