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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 ... Himself
Bob Dylan ... Himself
Ravi Shankar ... Himself
Ringo Starr ... Himself
Eric Clapton ... Himself
Leon Russell ... Himself
Billy Preston ... Himself
Klaus Voormann ... Himself
Jim Keltner Jim Keltner ... Himself
Pete Ham Pete Ham ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Tom Evans Tom Evans ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Mike Gibbins Mike Gibbins ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Joey Molland Joey Molland ... Himself (as Badfinger)
Jesse Ed Davis Jesse Ed Davis ... Himself
Jim Horn Jim Horn ... Himself
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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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The Greatest Concert of the Decade! Now you can see it and hear it...as if you were there !

Genres:

Documentary | Music

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 May 1972 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Concerto para Bangladesh See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

70 mm 6-Track

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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". This was one of Clapton's last appearances for two years, as he battled his addiction. 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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12 November 1998 | by bob-268See all my reviews

This legend movie is specially with Harrison,Dylan,Russel and Clapton one of the concerts you must see.They are all in a good mood and if you want to see some history of pop music you will have to see this concert.


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