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Concert for Bangladesh
6 June 2010
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Note by Ahhh Girl 27 September 2014: After much thought and discussion, this thread has been repurposed to be a place to discuss the Concert for Bangladesh. To discuss the Concert for George please use this thread
http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....or-george/
 

Posts 1-8 were in a thread titled "I got George's Concert for Bangladesh". Mith also got the Bangladesh concert at that time. The thread was about both concerts so I brought the two discussions together.

Breaking my promise of not spending more money on the Beatles (or in anything!!) I got this:

 

  

 

And this : 

 

So have you seen them? What do you think of them? I'm watching Bangladesh one today. Concert for George ... as soon as I get a large box of tissues because I'm sure I'm gonna cry.  (another Beatle secret, I can't watch a video about remembering George or John because I cry) a-hard-days-night-ringo-14

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
6 June 2010
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Give us the verdict once you've watched it, to see if it was a good buy or not (I can't imagine it not being a good purchase!) I'm in the same boat- I'm using all my willpower to not hurry up and buy the remastered stereo discs! It's tearing me up! a-hard-days-night-ringo-14 

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9 June 2010
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BTW I couldn't see it on Sunday because when I was ready to watch it and I turned on the TV… nada. It's not working at all. Stupid thing, when I'm working 24/7 always wakes me up at 6.30. I hope I can watch it tomorrow...

Here comes the sun….. Scoobie-doobie…… Something in the way she moves…..attracts me like a cauliflower… Bop. Bop, cat bop. Go, Johnny, Go. Beware of Darkness…  I believe in SH...
14 June 2010
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I live in a reletively small town in Canada, I can't even find Harrison merchandise around here, so my comment is simply: I wish I had those. :)

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14 June 2010
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Trust me, they will be SO worth it. The Concert for Bangladesh is absolutely LEGENDARY, and the Concert for George is AMAZING! (that idea about having a tissue box ready would have been so useful when I first watched it a-hard-days-night-paul-4)

 

Ohh, and just wait till you see Dhani perform, it's ADORABLE! a-hard-days-night-george-9

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27 October 2010
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I have the concert for Bangladesh album record vinyl thing. I just got it yesterday. I got it with a White Album record, a double fantasy record, a Janis Joplin in concert record, a RAM record, and an Abbey Road record.

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27 October 2010
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Concert for George is wonderful! a-hard-days-night-george-10

13 November 2010
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I cry every time I watch Concert For George, without fail. It's beautifully filmed and every performance is golden.

 

Bangladesh is wonderful, as well, but I was a little disappointed with how it seemed to turn into a Dylan concert when he entered as the guest star. ...That and Clapton being so hammered he picks up the wrong guitar for While My Guitar Gently Weeps. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12 Otherwise a fabulous concert.

16 April 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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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16 April 2014
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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.

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16 April 2014
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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
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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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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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27 September 2014
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Fantastic video of George and Bob rehearsing 'If Not For You'. Is this one of the bonus's in the box set?

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27 September 2014
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Yeah, it's on the DVD, @meanmistermustard. One of the highlights, and a great shame they dropped the idea of doing it.

(On a merge note, I'm pretty sure there's an earlier "Concert for George" thread somewhere. I remember a conversation about Joe Brown's closing I'll Be in Your Dreams.)

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