9:30 Coffee Break: Remembering Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K.
Ravi Shankar circa 1960 in the U.K. (David Redfern / Redferns)

The sad news about sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar's death has been going around for the past few days and we played a little the other day. It got us thinking about the vastness of Shankar's influence on rock music. During the 60's sitar became a more common instrument in rock music and can still be seen in music today.

For today's 9:30 Coffee Break let's focus on sitar and it's influence on rock music. What rock songs featuring the sitar would you like to hear today?

Songs played:

Stevie Wonder "Signed, Sealed, Delivered"

The Box Tops "Cry Like a Baby"

Ravi Shankar "Adarini"

Tom Petty "Don't Come Around Here No More"

Shocking Blue "Love Buzz"

Steely Dan "Do it Again"

The Beatles "Norwegian Wood"


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