Vic Briggs, a guitarist of the British rock band, The Animals, later became interested in Sikh devotional music and its use of the harmonium. He converted to Sikhism (taking on the name Vikram Singh Khalsa) and has performed at the Golden Temple in Amritsar.
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The harmonium was banned on All India Radio's networks between 1940 and 1971. The instrument was deemed incapable of handling the complex notes of Indian classical music and was also dubbed un-Indian.