IMDb > The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)
The Concert for Bangladesh
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Concert for Bangladesh (1972) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 7 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
8.1/10   873 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 7% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Contact:
View company contact information for The Concert for Bangladesh on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
7 June 1972 (Sweden) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
My friend came to me.... 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
 

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
USA:103 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Sound Mix:
Certification:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Eric Clapton missed rehearsals, because he was suffering from heroin withdrawal the week of the show. His performance was described by some critics as "well below par". Also this was one of Clapton's last appearances for two years as he battled his addiction.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
0 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
My friend came to me...., 10 February 2007
Author: dbdumonteil

sadness in his eyes / told me that he wanted help/Before his country dies.

That's what Harrison wrote in his single "Bangla Desh" ,released late July 1971 ."My friend" is ,as anybody knows,Ravi Shankar.

Apart from Leon Russel's dreadful performance -with the eventual exception of "Jumpin' Jack Flash" - ,all that remains is good ,even splendid.

Highlighs include Clapton/Harrison's duet on "while my guitar gently weeps" ,the lovely "Here comes the sun" with the late Pete Ham on an acoustic guitar and Dylan's five songs which are a well chose menu :only "it takes a lot ...." seems weak by comparison but when you deal with such classics as "Tambourine man" "Blowin' in the wind" or "Hard Rain's a gonna fall";and Harrison's and Russel's back up vocals on "just like a woman" are worth the price of admission.

Bob Geldof who was praised during the eighties for band aid was not the first one .....

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (18 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for The Concert for Bangladesh (1972)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
While My Guitar Gently Weeps TexasRattlesnake
Afternoon show footage cryptical70
Mr. Tambourine Man mquailey
John and Paul beatle1909
Rate Best Concert Films grhmb
Best Movie ever. rocknthasuburbs
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Song Remains the Same Message to Love: The Isle of Wight Festival Gimme Shelter The Last Waltz One-Eyed Doll: A Rockumentary
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Documentary section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.