By Caitlin Dickson
Legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away Dec. 11 at the age of 92. Shankar’s long and illustrious career as a world-renowned sitarist and composer has had a lasting effect on Western music. Shankar taught the world about Indian music, collaborating with a variety of artists, from John Coltrane to Philip Glass. His friendship with George Harrison was legendary, influencing not only the sound of the Beatles, but innumerable musicians afterward, from The Velvet Underground to Sonic Youth. While the extent of Shankar’s imprint on modern music is immeasurable, The Daily Beast takes a look at some of the music careers he influenced.