Check out this excellent interview of R.D. Burman from Filmfare 1984 where he talks about his father S.D. Burman, Dev Anand, Guru Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar, Kishore Kumar and copying western tunes.
Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai Aandhi Abba Ae Meri Topi Palat Ke Aa Amar Prem Betaab Blast from the Past Dev Anand Dum Maro Dum Duniya Mein Logon Ko Exclusive Funtoosh Guide Guru Dutt Interviews Kati Patang Kinara Kishore Kumar Kora Kagaz Tha Lata Mangeshkar Majrooh Sultanpuri Mamma Mia Masoom Mehmood Parichay R.D. Burman Retro S.D. Burman Shailendra Shammi Kapoor Taxi Driver Teesri Manzil Tere Mere Sapne Tum Bin Jaoon Kahan Vijay Anand