‘Concert of Bangladesh’ goes online for Africa (freely available till 1st August)

Beatles guitarist George Harrison’s historic benefit concert ‘Concert of Bangladesh’ is now available online. All proceeds after taxes will go to George Harrison found UNICEF which is formed to benefit drought and famine stricken regions in the Horns of Africa. In the United States people can also donate $ 10 by sending SMS text message.

George Harrison and Ravi Shankar staged this concert on 1st August, 1971 at the Madison Square Garden New York to raise fund for the refugees fleeing from then East Pakistan amid civil war, famine and flood. Now this type of concert is common, but George Harrison was pioneer of this and after 40 years on it still inspires musicians around the world.

Harrison’s widow, Olivia wanted to do something meaningful in the name of him (George Harrison).  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the concert on 1st August the authority decided to stream film version of ‘concert for Bangladesh’ freely for 72 hours which will wrap up after 1st August night. For viewing on iTunes, go to GeorgeHarrison.com and TheConcertForBanglaDesh.com.

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