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R.I.P. "Godfather of World Music" Ravi Shankar

Listen to why John Coltrane, the Rolling Stones and the Beatles all revered the famed Indian sitarist

It's hard to overstate the musical significance of Indian sitarist Ravi Shankar, who died last night at the age of 92. Perhaps best known now as Norah Jones' estranged father, the musician's 60-year career influenced everyone from John Coltrane to the Rolling Stones to, most famously, the Beatles (Exhibit A: the Fab Four's classic "Norwegian Wood.")

Take a listen to some of Shankar's most popular songs below and find out why so many Western musicians looked to him for inspiration and collaboration. The more you know.

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August 26: The Cool Kids' Table

August 26: The Cool Kids' Table

Despite it being on a Monday, anyone who is anyone showed up at last night's Emmy awards—from Stephen Colbert, Weird Al, Lena Dunham to so much more. Backstage, "The Voice" coaches Adam Levine and Gwen Stefani mingled with "Scandal" actress, Kerry Washington. Ah, to be part of the beautiful and famous crowd must be awesome, even hanging out backstage is cool!

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