The rock-pop music or the Raga rock has a heavy Indian influence in its construction its timbre, or its use of instrumentation, such as the sitar and tabla. in the 1960s, Many rock groups were influenced by the Raga and other forms of classical Indian music, most famously the Beatles. The first traces of “raga rock” can be heard on songs such as “See My Friends” by the Kinks and the Yardbirds’ “Heart Full of Soul”, released the previous month, featured a sitar-like riff by guitarist Jeff Beck. The Beatles song “Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)”, which first appeared on the band’s 1965 album Rubber Soul, was the first western pop song to actually incorporate the sitar (played by lead guitarist George Harrison). The Byrds’ March 1966 single “Eight Miles High” and its B-side “Why” was also influential in originating the musical subgenre. Indeed, the term “raga rock” was coined by The Byrds’ publicist in the press releases for the single and was first used in print by journalist Sally Kempton in her review of “Eight Miles High” for The Village Voice. George Harrison’s interest in Indian music, popularised the genre in the mid-1960s with songs such as “Love You To”, “Tomorrow Never Knows”, “Within You Without You” and “The Inner Light”. The acts of the rock of1960sboth, in turn, influenced British and American groups and Indian acts to develop a later form of Indian rock.