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Concert for Bangladesh 2017

Concert for Bangladesh 2017

Earls Court Auditorium
Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA

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08/29/2017 9:00 pm

August 1 marks the 40th anniversary of a pair of historic benefit concerts that the late George Harrison staged with a little help from some very famous friends.

Now, thanks to new technology, fans of all ages can relive the event. Tuesday marks the digital debut of The Concert for Bangladesh, the Grammy Award-winning album documenting the two 1971 shows that paved the way for star-studded projects such as No Nukes and Live Aid. Performers include Harrison, Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and Harrison's co-organiser Ravi Shankar.

The digital release is available exclusively at iTunes, with Harrison's studio single “Bangladesh” as a bonus track. In addition, the 1972 documentary film of the same name will stream for 72 hours, Saturday through Monday, on iTunes and at georgeharrison.com and theconcertforbangladesh.com. All proceeds after taxes will go to the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

For Shankar -- who sparked the concert by telling Harrison of the plight of refugees escaping famine, flood and civil war in East Pakistan, which became Bangladesh -- the release and stream are reminders of a “magic” assemblage of talent and altruism.

“It was the first of its kind, in raising money for people under such conditions,” Shankar says. “Now people do this sort of thing quite often, which is wonderful.”

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