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Levon, Whitney, Robin: Saying Farewell To Those Who Passed In 2012

As we say farewell to 2012, we honor the legendary artists who we lost this year. Whitney Houston 1963 – 2012 One of the world’s best-selling music artists, Whitney Houston sold over 170 million albums, singles […]

12/28/2012

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Indian Sitar Legend Ravi Shankar Dies In California At 92

The sitar virtuoso played with the Beatles, became a hippie musical icon and spearheaded the first rock benefit concert as he introduced traditional Indian ragas to Western audiences over a nearly century-long career.

12/12/2012

The Cover Image From "The Concert for Bangla Desh"

Rock Flashback: The Concert for Bangla Desh on Vinyl

In the summer of 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar organized the Concert for Bangla Desh to benefit refugees in the newly-independent country of Bangla Desh (formerly East Pakistan), which was ravaged by war and […]

12/27/2011

"George Harrison and Sitar maestro Ravi Shankar's brother Uday Shankar." TEKEE TANWAR/AFP/Getty Images

Remembering The Concert For Bangladesh

On August 1, 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar staged two concerts at Madison Square Garden that brought together a star-studded cast of musicians.

08/01/2011