Carole King, The Temptations, Patti Page and Lightnin' Hopkins Among Honorees
On the morning after his death, the Recording Academy announced that Ravi Shankar and six others -- Glenn Gould, Charlie Haden, Lightnin' Hopkins, Carole King, Patti Page and the Temptations -- will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards.
RAVI SHANKAR: 1920-2012
• PHOTOS: Shankar With Friends
In a separate statement issued shortly after news of Shankar's death broke, Recording Academy President/CEO Neil Portnow said: "Three-time Grammy winner and renowned sitar player Ravi Shankar was a true pioneer in introducing Indian music to the West. He influenced artists across classical, jazz, pop, rock, and world music genres, including the Beatles, John Coltrane, Philip Glass, and his daughters, Norah Jones and Anoushka Shankar. In 1971, he helped pave the way for charity concerts, alongside George Harrison, organizing the Concert for Bangladesh, to help Bangladesh refugees.