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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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Saul Swimmer
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Harrison ... Self
Bob Dylan ... Self
Ravi Shankar ... Self
Ringo Starr ... Self
Eric Clapton ... Self
Leon Russell ... Self
Billy Preston ... Self
Klaus Voormann ... Self
Jim Keltner ... Self
Pete Ham Pete Ham ... Self (as Badfinger)
Tom Evans Tom Evans ... Self (as Badfinger)
Mike Gibbins Mike Gibbins ... Self (as Badfinger)
Joey Molland Joey Molland ... Self (as Badfinger)
Jesse Ed Davis Jesse Ed Davis ... Self
Jim Horn ... Self (as The Hollywood Horns)
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Storyline

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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Now in 70mm and 6 track stereophonic sound you can experience it, hear it, live it as never before. See more »

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Trivia

George Harrison later explained his reasons for turning Ravi Shankar's original plan for a small concert into an all-star show: "The Beatles had been trained to the viewpoint that if you're going to do something, do it big, and why not make a million dollars?" See more »

Goofs

Ringo pretty much forgets all the words to the second verse and second bridge of "It Don't Come Easy." See more »

Connections

Spoofed in Water (1985) See more »

User Reviews

Amnesty must be jealous..
16 August 2002 | by renaldo and claraSee all my reviews

..yet this concert is nowhere to be found......

Damn.

Ok, I'm the only reviewer here who hasn't seen the rockumentary, but I can assure you that it's not like I haven't been trying. Just don't know where to find the friggin' thing...If anyone knows, please e-mail me at sweetlullabyep@hotmail.com

If anyone's curious as to why I am so interested and desperate to see it-well I'm Dylan's #1 fan and heard the live recording of "Mr Tambourine Man" -sung during this concert, and wow..just hearing it was an experience I'll never forget. RIP George!


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Official Sites:

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto para Bangladesh See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,046,505
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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