Friday, December 14, 2012

RAVI SHANKAR couldn’t stand the hippies, as it turns out. I love this bit:

At Madison Square Garden in 1971, in the celebrated Concert for Bangladesh which had been organised by his friend George Harrison, the first plangent chords of Shankar’s sitar-playing were received with rapturous applause, obliging him to lecture the audience: “If you like our tuning so much, I hope you will enjoy the playing even more.”

Tee hee.