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The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)

The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war.

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Ex-Beatle George Harrison organized this spectacular concert on August 1, 1971 at New York's Madison Square Garden to help and aid the people from Bangladesh with all the money raised destined to that cause. Along with Harrison the concert features Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Leon Rusell, Klaus Voormann and an Indian music section by Ravi Shankar and a set by the legendary Bob Dylan. Written by Chemi Gonzáles <chemi01@hotmail.com>

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The Greatest Concert of the Decade! Now you can see it and hear it...as if you were there !

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31 May 1972 (France)  »

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The show marked one of Bob Dylan's first concert appearances since the mid-1960s, when he was injured in a motorcycle accident. EMI made a special deal with Columbia Records (Dylan's label) to include Dylan's portion of the show in the soundtrack album: while the LP (and later CD) version was issued on Apple Records (The Beatles' label), Columbia issued the cassette (and eight-track tape) version. See more »

Goofs

In between 'Blowin' in the Wind' and 'Just Like a Woman', Bob Dylan attaches his capo to the second fret of his guitar. George Harrison then leans over to speak to Leon Russell, but immediately in the next shot, Dylan's guitar is capoed on the fourth fret and George is back in his regular position. (This is most likely due to the deletion of another Dylan song, 'Mr. Tambourine Man', which was played with a capo on the 2nd fret and is included on the film's soundtrack album.) See more »

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Simply the best
29 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first benefit rock concert and the greatest concert film ever.

George Harrison is at his peak in this film. The only disappointment is the fact that Eric Clapton arrived late and did not have the chance to perform one of his own numbers. Still, the Dylan songs, the Leon Russell medley and Harrison's own tunes are more than enough to make this an all-time classic.

The passion that is evident in Harrison's voice and on his face during the closing song still gives me goosebumps more than 30 years after I first saw this movie in the theater.

This DVD is a must have for any rock music fan.


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