Concert For Bangladesh (DVDrip)
Video: Video: MPEG2 Video 720x576 (16:9) 25.00fps 8000Kbps | Audio: MPEG Audio 48000Hz stereo 256Kbps | 1874 mb
Ravi Shankar, sitar and Ali Akbar Khan, sarod
Backed by Alla Rakha, tabla, and Kamala Chakravarty, tamboura
George Harrison – Vocals, guitars
Ringo Starr – Vocals, Drums, tambourine
Leon Russell – Vocals, piano, bass guitar
Billy Preston – Vocals, organ
Eric Clapton – Lead guitar
Bob Dylan – Vocals, guitar, harmonica
Klaus Voorman - Bass guitar
Jim Keltner – Drums
Badfinger – Rhythm guitars, backing vocals
Pete Ham, Tom Evans, Joey Molland and Mike Gibbins (percussion)
Jesse Ed Davis – Lead guitar
Don Preston (guitarist) – Lead guitar, vocals
Carl Radle – Bass guitar
The Hollywood Horns: Jim Horn, Allan Beutler, Chuck Findley, Jackie Kelso, Lou McCreary, Ollie Mitchell
Backing vocalists: Don Nix, Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, Claudia Linnear
The Concert For Bangladesh was the event title for two benefit concerts organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, held at noon and at 7:00 p.m. on August 1, 1971, playing to a total of 40,000 people at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Organized for the relief of refugees in East Pakistan, the event was the first benefit concert of this magnitude in world history. It featured an all-star supergroup of performers that included Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston and Leon Russell.
An album was released later in 1971 and a concert film was released in 1972, with later releases for home video. In 2005, the film was re-issued on DVD accompanied by a new documentary.
The concert raised US$243,418.50 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF. Sales of the album and DVD continue to benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.