A Concert for Bangladesh Revisited will be on BBC 4 this Friday at 11pm
“Documentary which tells the story of the first major charity rock concert, the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh organised by former Beatle George Harrison at Madison Square Garden in New York.
In response to the political crisis in Bangladesh and attempting to raise money, medicine and supplies for the refugees, Harrison responded to Ravi Shankar’s plea and came out of semi-retirement to organise and play this show. He also drew contribitions from a number of his famous friends who had also finished the 60s shellshocked and exhausted, notably Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton. Harrison, Dylan and Clapton hadn’t played in public for several years.”