On the second day of their US trip, George Harrison, his wife Pattie, Neil Aspinall and Alexis ‘Magic Alex’ Mardas paid a visit to Ravi Shankar’s music school in Los Angeles.
Shankar had opened an LA branch of the Kinnara School of Music in May 1967. The Harrisons, Aspinall and Mardas watched him teach for a while, and later in the day had a meal with Shankar on Sunset Strip.
Last updated: 3 January 2011
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I attended four lectures on Indian music that Shankar presented at the Kinnara School that summer, and introduced myself to George and Patti at one of them during a break. As a 17-year-old I was younger and far less cool than the other students, and hence the only one who made bold to bother the two of them. Though not happy about being approached, George scribbled an autograph for me anyway, which I still have somewhere. All I could mumble was that I liked the new LP, “Sgt. Pepper,” a lot … big news to him I’m sure.