Pandit Jimi Hendrix listening to Pandit Ravi Shankar

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Pandit Jimi Hendrix listening to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Post by mahadev » Wed Sep 14, 2016 1:05 am

I was just checking out Panditji's performance at Monterey in 1967 and there was Jimi sitting in front of the stage.

So here is the shot, Pandit Jimi listening to Pandit Ravi.
Priceless. Who knows what went through his mind. From the expression on his face I would say he was impressed.

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Re: Pandit Jimi Hendrix listening to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Post by StVitus » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:59 pm

I suspect Shankar looked at Hendrix the same way.

Mickey Dolenz of the Monkees is near the front, smiling and headbanging, towards the end up the performance: https://youtu.be/lk60ObnbIOk?t=16m44s

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Re: Pandit Jimi Hendrix listening to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Post by desh » Sun Sep 18, 2016 12:24 pm

StVitus wrote:I suspect Shankar looked at Hendrix the same way.
Here's what Panditji (Ravi Shankar) thought about Jimi Hendrix's performance:

I had heard so much about Jimi Hendrix. Everyone was talking about him. When he started playing...I was amazed...the dexterity in his guitar playing. But after two, three items, he started his antics. Making love to the guitar, I felt that was quite enough. Then, all of a sudden he puts petrol on his guitar and burns it. That was the leaving point. Sacrilegious. I knew it was a gimmick. Then, The Who followed, started kicking the drums and breaking their instruments. I was very hurt …

Source: http://montereyinternationalpopfestival ... interview/

I recollect he wrote something similar in his autobiography Raga Mala about the Monterey experience.

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Re: Pandit Jimi Hendrix listening to Pandit Ravi Shankar

Post by rex@sitar.co.za » Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:16 pm

That's absolutely hilarious - thanks so much, Max!

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