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The Concert for Bangladesh 1972
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  • 1972-03-23
  • 103 mins
  • Saul Swimmer
  • English
  • Apple Corps + 1 more, 20th Century Fox
  • Music
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A film about the first benefit rock concert when major musicians performed to raise relief funds for the poor of Bangladesh. The Concert for Bangladesh was a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. The shows were held at 2:30 and 8:00 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to raise international awareness of, and fund relief for refugees from East Pakistan, following the Bangladesh Liberation War-related genocide.

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