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George Harrison & Friends - The Concert For Bangladesh (Vinyl Box Set)

 
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George Harrison & Friends - The Concert For Bangladesh (Vinyl Box Set)
This album is part of the Variety Children's Charity special auction that Blue Pie and Dealing With Destiny have organised. Proceeds from the sale of this item go to Variety: the Children's Charity. www.variety.org.au 

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.
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This album is part of the Variety Children's Charity special auction that Blue Pie and Dealing With Destiny have organised. Proceeds from the sale of this item go to Variety: the Children's Charity. www.variety.org.au

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.

TRACK LIST:

Side 1: George Harrison/Ravi Shankar Introduction; Bangla Dhun.

Side 2: Wah-Wah; My Sweet Lord; Awaiting on You All; That’s the Way God Planned It.

Side 3: It Don’t 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 Rain’s 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.

Label/Format: Apple

Cat Number: STCX 3385.

Mode / Speed: Stereo / 33.3 rpm.



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