The Concert For Bangladesh, August 1, 1971

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On this day in 1971, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar staged two concerts at New York’s Madison Square Garden that brought together a star-studded cast of musicians to alert the world to the plight of the Bangladeshi people, victims of simultaneous floods, famine and civil war. 

The Concert for Bangladesh, which supported UNICEF’s programs in the country, pioneered the all-star concert benefit model, which continues to move hearts and raise funds today.

Please support the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF and its ongoing work to help get critical aid to the children who need it most.

 

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