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Indian sitar virtuoso, Beatles muse Ravi Shankar dies at 92

Ravi Shankar, the “godfather of world music”. Photo: EPA

Ravi Shankar, the sitar player and composer described as the “godfather of world music” by Beatles guitarist George Harrison, has died. He was 92.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Surprisingly pleasant remake

Most people are familiar with the original Beatles songs and their various remakes, but this choral rearrangement proves to be a pleasant and refreshing surprise.

The Kennedy Choir, from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is a group of immensely talented vocalists who love to sing.

13 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

From the Vault: 1988

The Traveling Wilburys

Volume One

(Warner Bros)

The British release last month of The Traveling Wilburys Collection on Rhino marked the first time the music of that most engaging of rock supergroups had been officially available since the mid-1990s. It entered the album chart at No 1.

8 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

This day in history

In Hong Kong 1966: Thousands of teenagers thronged Kai Tak Airport to get a look at the Beatles who were passing through Hong Kong on a brief stopover, en route to concert dates in Manila. At 2.45pm, the plane carrying the popular British beat group touched down from Tokyo and taxied to within 150 metres of the observation deck.

3 Jul 2000 - 12:00am

Bank's ballad makes no cents to Beatles

Last week the world marked Anti-Piracy Day. Radio silences were observed and theatres shut.

This left Lai See with no entertainment.

So she wandered over to Shamshuipo and bought a bunch of bargain CD-Roms from some teenagers in the street.

Anyway, all this pirate talk got Lai See mulling over a certain television ad.

24 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Songs from a rocky road

This month sees the release of Yosuke Eguchi's 10th solo album, On the Road.

While it's an event unlikely to attract much interest from those who take their lead from Japanese pop, Eguchi argues that his music is as vital as that being produced by any of the chart acts.

30 Mar 1997 - 12:00am

Beatles to hit stores

A NEW Beatles album, featuring previously unreleased songs from more than 30 years ago, will be in British shops before Christmas, record company EMI said.

BBC producer Kevin Howlett discovered the old Beatles recordings in an archive when he was researching a documentary programme.

24 Nov 1994 - 12:00am

By George, it's the friendly star

THE star guest at the Australian Grand Prix was ex-Beatle George Harrison, who was staying at the Adelaide Hilton and, as it happened, on the same floor as Keeping Posted - and Ayrton Senna .

8 Nov 1993 - 12:00am


IN 1961, Bob Wooler, disc jockey at the Cavern Club in Liverpool, wrote the following in Merseybeat : ''Rhythmic revolutionaries - seemingly unambitious, yet fluttering between the self-assured and the vulnerable . . . such are the fabulous Beatles. Idon't think anything like them will happen again.'' He was right. Nothing has, and probably never will.

31 Oct 1993 - 12:00am