Remembering Ravi Shankar 1920-2012

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Ravi Shankar by Larry Hirshowitz

Ravi Shankar, the sitar legend who brought Indian music to the West died yesterday at age 92. KCRW’s own Tom Schnabel spoke with the musician many times. Below, he recalls how Shankar was the first guest he interviewed on “Morning Becomes Eclectic,” where Shankar told the story of how he gave up the glitz and glamour of the West to study the sitar with his guru and to devote himself fully to his music. The multi-talented musician was “doing too much” and had to focus on the sitar to truly become a master. He will be missed.