Several Indians have gained popularity in mainstream popular western music, especially rock. In fact, one of the greatest artists in classic Rock, Freddie Mercury, was of Indian origin and started his first band in an Indian boarding school. Other popular rock musicians include Kim Thayil and Dave Baksh. Also, Tony Kanal of the group No Doubt is Indian. Grammy-winning jazz singer Norah Jones is half-Indian, her father being sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar.
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