R. D. Burman: The Man, The Music
To a nation fed on classical music, the advent of Rahul Dev Burman with his repertoire of Western beats was a godsend. Mr. Burman revolutionized Hindi film music in the 1970s, and with his emphasis on rhythm and beats, this Pied Pier of Hindi film music had young India swinging to his tunes.
This book looks at phenomenon called R. D. Burman and how he changed the way Indians perceived Hindi film music. Through anecdotes and trivia that went into the making of Pancham's music - the many innovations he introduced, like mixed rhythm patterns, piquant chords and sound mixing, and through interactions with the musicians who were part of RD's team, the authors create a fascinating portrait of a man who, through his music, continues to thrive, nearly two decades after his death.