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Concert for Bangladesh and Concert for George
16 April 2014
10.27am
imtheTaxman
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Has anyone seen these concerts? I love them. Let's talk about them, the musicians that participated in them, and everything. If you haven't seen the concerts, I know Concert for George (it's a tribute concert played in the RAH a year after he died)  is on youtube. Maybe CFB is too. I highly recommend them. Ok then! Start posting!a-hard-days-night-george-10

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16 April 2014
10.53am
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The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country was originally spelt) was the name for two benefit concerts organised by George and Ravi Shankar, held at 2.30 and 8 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The shows were organised to raise international awareness and fund relief efforts for refugees from East Pakistan (now Bangladesh), following the 1970 Bhola Cyclone and the civil war-related atrocities. The concerts were followed by a bestselling live album, a boxed three-record set, and a movie, which opened in cinemas in the spring of 1972.

The event was the first-ever benefit concert of such a magnitude and featured George Harrison, Ringo, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Badfinger. Other close friends such as Jim Keltner and Klaus Voormann were also on stage. In addition, Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, both of whom had ancestral roots in Bangladesh – performed an opening set of Indian music. John Lennon and Paul McCartney were invited but did not attend.

The concerts raised close to 250,000 dollars for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by Unicef. Although the project was subsequently marred by financial issues, such as government taxes and some companies seeking royalties, the Concert for Bangladesh is recognised as a highly successful and influential humanitarian aid project, generating both awareness and considerable funds as well as providing valuable lessons and inspiration for projects that followed, notably Live Aid. By 1985, through revenue raised from the Concert for Bangladesh live album and film, an estimated $12 million had been sent to Bangladesh in relief.

Sales of the live album and DVD release of the film continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

 

16 April 2014
1.57pm
Billy Rhythm
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imtheTaxman said
Has anyone seen these concerts? I love them. Let's talk about them, the musicians that participated in them, and everything. If you haven't seen the concerts, I know Concert for George (it's a tribute concert played in the RAH a year after he died)  is on youtube. Maybe CFB is too. I highly recommend them. Ok then! Start posting!a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Here's a thread discussion for the 'Concert For George'  http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....or-george/  where many of us have all ready begun discussing it in earnest, feel free to share your thoughts too...:-)

16 April 2014
4.15pm
imtheTaxman
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Billy Rhythm said

imtheTaxman said
Has anyone seen these concerts? I love them. Let's talk about them, the musicians that participated in them, and everything. If you haven't seen the concerts, I know Concert for George (it's a tribute concert played in the RAH a year after he died)  is on youtube. Maybe CFB is too. I highly recommend them. Ok then! Start posting!a-hard-days-night-george-10

 

Here's a thread discussion for the 'Concert For George'  http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....or-george/  where many of us have all ready begun discussing it in earnest, feel free to share your thoughts too...:-)

Thanks! i will read through it.

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Mean Mr Mustard lives in the park shaves in the dark trying to save paper.

"Look! a cyclops!" "Can't be its got two eyes" "Must be a bicyclops then" -Yellow Submarine 

16 April 2014
6.14pm
Von Bontee
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I saw the Bangladesh concert on cable TV back in '84 but don't remember much about it. It was my first really prolonged exposure to Ravi Shankar (who I enjoyed because he sounded vaguely "psychedelic" and because "Within You Without You" was my jam) and Bob Dylan (whose aloofness and repetitiousness annoyed me - my incipient Dylan fandom was still a year in the future.)

I don't remember much of the rest, except for Leon Russell's too-long "Jumpin' Jack Flash" medley.

One day, a tape-op got a tape on backwards, he went to play it, and it was all "Neeeradno-undowarrroom" and it was "Wow! Sounds Indian!" -- Paul McCartney
16 April 2014
8.20pm
Billy Rhythm
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'It Don't Come Easy' sounds really good live in this show, the single hadn't been out for very long and was still a current hit at the time.  It's nice to see Ringo drumming and singing here for he almost always takes to the front of the stage with only a microphone whenever he's performed the song live since.  The triple live album is every bit as good as the 'All Things Must Pass' 3 record set:

 

 

 

 

The highlights are numerous, the album and footage have a rare intimate feeling to them which make you feel as though you were actually a part of it, even if you were nowhere near Madison Square Garden for the show...:-)

16 April 2014
10.11pm
trcanberra
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One of my earliest LPs was a great birthday gift of the Concert for Bangladesh which I had first seen at the cinema and really liked.  I have the CD (and DVD) set now but as noted in another thread miss that great big book that came in the LP box.

2 August 2014
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parlance
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As it's the anniversary of the Concert for Bangladesh, Saturday with the Beatles is playing some performances. Right now it's Leon Russell doing Jumping Jack Flash. heart

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2 August 2014
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Fantastic film - looks like my night is sorted out!

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3 August 2014
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Wow - haven't double posted in a while.

G'night ladies and gents. Zag is off to watch a movie in the other room and I'm throwing on Concert For Bangladesh. Already smiling in anticipation of Billy Preston's highly energetic rendition of 'That's The Way God Planned It'.

@parlance thanks for the reminder!

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