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The Concert for Bangladesh
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Release Date:
31 May 1972 (France) See more »
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The Greatest Concert of the Decade! Now you can see it and hear it...as if you were there !
Plot:
The first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise humanitarian relief funds for the refugees of Bangladesh of 1971 war. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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1 nomination See more »
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Simply the best See more (18 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

George Harrison ... Himself

Bob Dylan ... Himself

Ravi Shankar ... Himself

Ringo Starr ... Himself

Eric Clapton ... Himself

Leon Russell ... Himself

Billy Preston ... Himself

Klaus Voormann ... Himself
Jim Keltner ... Himself
Pete Ham ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Tom Evans ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Mike Gibbins ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Joey Molland ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Jesse Ed Davis ... Himself
Jim Horn ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Allan Beutler ... Himself
Kamala Chakravarty ... Herself
Chuck Finley ... Himself
Jeany Greene ... Herself
Marlin Greene ... Herself
Dolores Hall ... Herself
Jacky Kelso ... Himself
Ustad Aliakbar Khan ... Himself
Claudia Lennear ... Herself
Lew McCreary ... Himself (as Lou McCreary)
Ollie Mitchell ... Himself
Don Nix ... Himself
Don Preston ... Himself
Carl Radle ... Himself
Alla Rakha ... Himself
Mal Evans ... Himself (uncredited)
Allen Klein ... Himself (uncredited)

Phil Spector ... Himself (uncredited)

Directed by
Saul Swimmer 
 
Produced by
George Harrison .... producer
Allen Klein .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Richard E. Brooks 
 
Production Management
Steve Bono .... production manager
 
Sound Department
C. Robert Fine .... sound mixer
 

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USA:103 min
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Harrison discussed the concert extensively (including technical problems with filming) in his autobiography, "I Me Mine".See more »
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Continuity: 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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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Simply the best, 29 December 2005
Author: Huck_Haines from United States

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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