Born: February 25, 1943 | Died: November 29, 2001
At the height of the Beatles' popularity, he was often characterized as the Quiet Beatle, noted for his introspective manner and his growing interest in Hinduism.
In the mid 1960s he began playing the sitar, which influenced the sound of the Beatles music in such songs as Norwegian Wood, Love You To, and Within You Without You. His experimentation with the instrument brought him into contact with the sitar virtuoso Ravi Shankar, who became a close friend and mentor.
It was his meeting with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi that led him first into meditation...