George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh Film To Stream For Free Online
Concert for Bangladesh album made its exclusive digital debut on the iTunes Store this week, 40 years after the historic concert event on August 1, 1971.
The iTunes release of The Concert for Bangladesh album includes Harrison's "Bangla Desh" studio single, originally released July 5, 1971, as an exclusive bonus track. A 5-minute video trailer for the album and a 49-minute radio program about The Concert for Bangladesh are also now available as free streams on iTunes.
When George Harrison was asked in 1971 why he chose to focus his time and talents on The Concert for Bangladesh, he replied, "Because I was asked by a friend if I would help, that's all." Monday, August 1 marks 40 years since Harrison and his friend Ravi Shankar, along with several other top music stars, including Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, and Billy Preston, shared the stage at Madison Square Garden for two history-making concerts to alert the world to the plight of the Bangladeshi people, victims of simultaneous floods, famine and civil war.
George Harrison: The Concert for Bangladesh