On July 24, 1997, George Harrison dropped by VH1 with his old friend Ravi Shankar to discuss Shankar's new album, Chants of India, which Harrison had produced and played on. According to host John Fugelsang, Harrison had only planned to stop by and “give us a little 10-minute sound byte.”
Sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar died Tuesday, December 11, at age 92. According to a statement posted on his official website, Shankar died in San Diego, near his Southern California home with his wife and a daughter by his side. Shankar's foundation issued a statement saying he had suffered upper-respiratory and heart problems and had undergone heart-valve replacement surgery just last week.