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Old 02-01-2009, 09:43 AM
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Default Re: Ravi Shankar

Originally Posted by Nogbad View Post
I do not remember whether it occurred in San Francisco
but the story about Ravi Shankar is NOT an 'urban legend'
because I witnessed it on my TV.

He was tuning his sitar and when he finished
some people in the audience applauded.
Shankar sourly commented that he hoped they would like the music
as much as the tuning.

(Likely this happened to him on more than one occasion)
I've just been replaying my copy of George Harrison's Concert for Bengladesh, Side One, where Ravi Shankar is tuning and the audience applauds. He does not tune for "ten minutes", nor does all the audience (in NYC) applaud. It's easy to see how the story, even if this was the only example, became exaggerated.
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