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The Concert for Bangladesh
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7 June 1972 (Sweden) 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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Only Hari could have organised this concert 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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At this concert Eric Clapton plays a Gibson Byrdland guitar designed by Nashville guitarists Hank Garland and Billy Byrd.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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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Only Hari could have organised this concert, 28 January 2001
Author: bondy-4 (peter.bond@central.tased.edu.au) from Hobart, Tasmania

As one who was watching this event unfold, if only from Australia, it's a great disappointment that this outstanding rock concert is no longer available on video. Bring on the DVD too! I have been to a cinema on my own to watch a movie only twice. The first time was to watch the Concert For BanglaDesh. I didn't regret it. I bought the triple album for $A17 . . . . it was a long time ago remember . . . . and just had to see it as well. It took an ex-Beatle to gather together so much rock muscle for this benefit concert. The names alone should be enough to sell this movie: George Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Jim Keltner, Badfinger to name a few. Don't forget the Ravi Shankar warm-up either, just to get you in the mood. From the comfortable vantage point of 2001, it's rather pleasant to see a much younger George Harrison in his white suit and long hair playing for the benefit of those who suffered so much in BanglaDesh thirty years ago. Surely the anniversary is enough to warrant the concert's re-release on video and DVD?!

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