The Concert for Bangladesh (Live)

George Harrison

The Concert for Bangladesh (Live)

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In the summer of 1971, George Harrison was moved by his friend Ravi Shankar's concern for the millions of refugees fleeing civil war and flooding in Bangladesh by pouring into Ravi's homeland of Bengal in Northern India.  George, with the help of his then-manager Allen Klein, organized two groundbreaking benefit concerts at New York's Madison Square Garden to raise funds to alleviate the suffering and promote worldwide awareness of the humanitarian crisis. He managed to assemble an all-star line up of fellow artists including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, and, of course, Ravi Shankar himself.  This GRAMMY® Award-winning album is packed with astonishing performances and makes for a rousing listening experience. The historic collection, now celebrating its 40th year, also contains a bonus track — the original studio version of the song "Bangla Desh," released as a single in July of 1971.

All net proceeds (after taxes), estimated to be at least $15.69 per download of each album, will be donated to the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. iTunes and Apple Records Inc., the artists, the songwriters and the publishers will keep no income from each album sale and have waived all fees. For more information visit www.georgeharrisonfundforunicef.org. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product. No portion of the purchase price is tax-deductible.

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