The Concert For Bangladesh
A fascinating documentary into the background story of the historic fundraising concert for charity, the first of its’ kind, organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar in August 1971 to relieve the humanitarian crisis unfolding in Bangladesh in it's struggle for independence from Pakistan.
As well as George and Ravi, the show featured Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell and Billy Preston. This film explains how the shows came about, features unseen footage from the rehearsals and sound checks, performances from the concerts, and interviews with the participants along with contributions from the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan and Sir Bob Geldof who reflect the legacy of an event that is acknowledged as being the forerunner and inspiration for the major fundraising events of recent years.
The show was a musical triumph for George Harrison with highlights that included “Here Comes The Sun”, “Something”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” and “My Sweet Lord”. Bob Dylan who had not performed for 2 years thrilled the audience with versions of “Just like a Woman”, “A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall” and “Blowin’ In the Wind”.
GeorgeistheBest! on 11th Mar 13:
hippypeaceguy on 27th May 12:
“The funniest part is Billy dancing! Lol”
TheBeatlesluver98 on 20th Aug 11:
“thats George to you!”
Beatheart on 11th May 11:
“This concert of The Guru Harrison can set you free”
thegirlonthehill on 25th Feb 11:
“HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!!!”
harry harryson on 13th Jan 11:
“este es mi consiento favorito”
Honey on 8th Jan 11:
“What a generous and good man, George :)”
ιℓσνєgєσяgєнαяяιѕση on 23rd Dec 10:
“I have the DVD. I love it! =)”
Lennonfejor on 11th Dec 10:
“GEORGE ALWAYS BE A GOD”
fab4 on 17th Oct 10:
“I love this concert...the sound quality is awesome!”
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