Back in 1971, George Harrison was behind one of the best gestures of goodwill that a rock star is ever likely to give, and with it, he set the tone for benefit gigs across the musical world. It was a huge moment for Harrison personally and globally the gig was in aid of Bangladesh’s victims of famine and war. The concert would feature an all-star line up of Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Eric Clapton, Klaus Voorman, Badfinger, and, of course, Ravi Shankar.
Harrison enlisted the help of his friends to pave the way for large sacel charity concerts i the future but it wasn’t all smooth sailing. Harrison had originally intended to reunite with his former bandmates for the night and provide concert-goers with the first live performance from The Beatles in America since 1966, but it wasn’t to be.
Source: Jack Whatley/faroutmagazine.co.uk