The San Diego Union-Tribune
October 21, 2017
Zakir Hussain leaps borders with all-star jazz & Indian music band Crosscurrents
George Harrison offered some life-changing advice when a young Zakir Hussain told the former Beatle he wanted to become the world’s first great rock drummer from India.
In a word — well, two — Harrison told him simply: Forget it.
“As young musicians in India, we were all taken by the glitter of the Western world. We wanted to be George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Mick Jagger,” recalled the Grammy Award-winning Hussain.