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1 August 1971 - The Concert For Bangladesh

Location

Madison Square Garden New York , NY
United States
New York US
Band Lineup: 
Ravi Shankar – sitar
Ali Akbar Khan – sarod
Alla Rakha – tabla
Kamala Chakravarty – tambura
 
George Harrison – guitar / vocals
Bob Dylan – guitar / harmonica / vocals
Eric Clapton – guitar
Jesse Ed Davis – guitar
Don Preston – guitar / vocals (Jumpin' Jack Flash / Youngblood and Bangladesh only)
Tom Evans - guitar
Joey Molland - guitar
Leon Russell – piano / bass / vocals
Billy Preston – Hammond organ / vocals
Klaus Voorman – bass
Carl Radle – bass (Jumpin' Jack Flash / Youngblood only)
Ringo Starr – drums / tambourine / vocals
Jim Keltner – drums
Mike Gibbins – tambourine, maracas
The Hollywood Horns (Jim Horn, Allan Beutler, Chuck Findley, Jackie Kelso, Lou McCreary, Ollie Mitchell)
Soul Choir:Jo Green, Jeanie Greene, Marlin Greene, Dolores Hall, Claudia Lennear, Don Nix, Don Preston
Support: 
Ravi Shankar
Set List: 

EARLY SHOW - 3:30PM
Bangla Dhun (Ravi Shankar)
Wah-Wah (George Harrison) - released (version is mix of early and late shows)
Something (George Harrison) - unreleased
Awaiting On You All (George Harrison) - unreleased
That's The Way God Planned It (Billy Preston) - unreleased
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr) - unreleased
Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison) - unreleased
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison) - released
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Leon Russell) - released
Young Blood (Leon Russell) - released
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Leon Russell) - released
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison) - unreleased
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) - unreleased
Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan) - unreleased
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan) - unreleased
Love Minus Zero / No Limit (Bob Dylan) - released
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan) - unreleased
Hear Me Lord (George Harrison) - unreleased
My Sweet Lord (George Harrison) - unreleased
Bangla Desh (George Harrison) - unreleased

LATE SHOW - 8PM
Bangla Dhun (Ravi Shankar)
Wah-Wah (George Harrison) - released (version is mix of early and late shows)
My Sweet Lord (George Harrison) - released
Awaiting On You All (George Harrison) - released
That's The Way God Planned It (Billy Preston) - released
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo Starr) - released
Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison) - released
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison) - unreleased
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Leon Russell) - unreleased
Young Blood (Leon Russell) - unreleased
Jumpin' Jack Flash (Leon Russell) - unreleased
Here Comes The Sun (George Harrison) - released
A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall (Bob Dylan) - released
It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan) - released
Blowin' In The Wind (Bob Dylan) - released
Mr. Tambourine Man (Bob Dylan) - released
Just Like a Woman (Bob Dylan) - released
Something (George Harrison) - released
Bangla Desh (George Harrison) - released

Show Notes: 

Organized by George Harrison and Ravi Shankar, this was the first superstar rock benefit concert. Funds raised aided the refugees of Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) following the 1970 Bhola cyclone and during the 1971 Bangladesh atrocities and Bangladesh Liberation War. The funds were administered by UNICEF. Proceeds from later releases went to the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF.

During the first show, Eric played his semi-hollow body Gibson Byrdland. For the second show, Eric played his tobacco sunburst Fender Stratocaster, Brownie.

Official Recording: 

Concert For Bangladesh (LP - 1971)
Concert For Bangladesh - Concert Film (1972)
Concert For Bangladesh (VHS)
Concert For Bangladesh (DVD - 2005)
Concert For Bangladesh (CD - 2005)