Ravi Shankar lost his virginity aged 14 to the French dancer lover of his brother, who was 20 years his senior. Some four decades later, another long-standing, long-suffering mistress wrote on the back of an envelope the names of the 15 rival girlfriends she knew about — Shankar had kept her abreast of his bed-hopping. ‘It’s entirely your emotional problem,’ she informed him, angrily. ‘It’s a disease which you alone will have to cure yourself. Act mature.’ Between these two events the Indian classical musician made some of the most astounding music of the 20th century. By 1967’s Summer of Love, he had become the most sought after performer in the world. Ravi Shankar, pictured alongside Beatle George Harrison. The Indian sitar legend was a guru for many stars such as Harrison Shankar was guru to George Harrison of The Beatles, and lauded by the rest of psychedelic rock’s elite. While his albums topped the U.S. classical charts for 26 weeks that year, his mesmeric performance was the sensation of the Monterey International Pop Festival. Shankar’s ragas — improvisations on a melody, some lasting for hours at a time — were the soundtrack to a million hippy acid trips, a… Read full this story
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