Happy Birthday Xandi!!
No , not the Beatles have been the first one , the Yardbirds used the sitar first in one of their songs “Heart full of Soul” but replaced it lateron with an ususal guitar because they thought the sound is too “thin” , The Yardbirds have been active from 1962 til 1968 . 1992 they´ve founded the “new” Yardbirds , they consist til today . A lot of great guitarist have been members of the Yardbirds Eric Clapton , Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page , here is the song i´ve mentioned an outtake with a guitar used , but the soundtrack is the one with the sitar and the guitar version below
Ravi Shankar born 7 April 1920 in Varanasi, † December 11, 2012 in San Diego, real name Robindro Shaunkor Chowdhury was an Indian musician and composer who played the stringed instrument sitar.
He inspired the Beatles and became a hippie icon in Woodstock, in India, he was a superstar: the musician Ravi Shankar. Now he has died aged 92 in California.(the same age as Dave Brubeck a few days ago , you remember ? )
The Beatles were a world-wide popular british pop and rock band, formed in 1960. Here’s their awesome good song “Hey Jude”:
Virmalised , the word in Estonia for the Northern Lights or aurora borealis , was a rockband in Estonia formed in 1965 to play mostly foreign songs (The Beatles and other popular bands) Here is their song Naer
Revolver is a pop rock band from Paris. The band’s influences are great musicians like Beatles and Elliot Smitt. Hope you enjoy the song ” Get around town” .
The Beatles with their immortal theme “All We Need Is Love:
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I was listening to Franz Ferdinand 2 years ago very often(album: You could have it so much better) and liked it. Today, I got inspired again, on this great blog ;) . So here’s their song, which was my favourite(it reminds me a bit to the Beatles ;) ), “Eleanor Put Your Boots On“: