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The Concert for Bangladesh was the name for two benefit concerts organised by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at noon and at 7 PM on August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The concert was organised to fund relief efforts for refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and atrocities during Bangladesh Liberation War. The event was the first ever benefit concert of such a magnitude. It featured a supergroup of performers that included Ravi Shankar,Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, Badfinger, and Ringo Starr. The album was released in 1971.
Artist or Band: GEORGE HARRISON (with a host of quality stars as listed further down)
Album Title: The Concert for Bangladesh.
Side 1: George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Introduction; Bangla Dhun.
Side 2: Wah-Wah; My Sweet Lord; Awaiting on You All; Thats the Way God Planned It.
Side 3: It Dont Come Easy; Beware of Darkness; Band Introduction; While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
Side 4: Medley: Jumpin' Jack Flash/Young Blood; Here Comes the Sun.
Side 5: A Hard Rains A-Gonna Fall; It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry; Blowin in the Wind; Mr. Tambourine Man; Just Like a Woman.
Side 6: Something; Bangla Desh.
Artists & Musicians: Eric Clapton guitars; Bob Dylan vocals, guitar, harmonica; George Harrison vocals, guitars; Billy Preston vocals, keyboards; Leon Russell bass guitar, keyboards, vocals; Ringo Starr drums, vocals, tambourine; Ravi Shankar sitar; Ustad Ali Akbar Khan sarod; Ustad Alla Rakha tabla; Kamala Chakravarty tambura.
The Band: Jesse Ed Davis rhythm guitar; Tom Evans acoustic guitar; Pete Ham acoustic guitar; Mike Gibbins tambourine; Jim Keltner drums; Joey Molland acoustic guitar; Don Preston guitars, backing vocals; Carl Radle bass guitar; Klaus Voormann bass guitar.
Brass Section: The Hollywood Horns: Jim Horn, Allan Beutler, Chuck Findley, Jackie Kelso, Lou McCreary, Ollie Mitchell.
Backing Vocalists: Don Nix, Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, Claudia Linnear.
Cat Number: STCX 3385.
Mode / Speed: Stereo / 33.3 rpm.