The Concert for Bangladesh: Images

 A forgotten chapter of our history....respect is over due to the organizer of the concert.


Concert for Bangladesh

The Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison and Friends

This exhibit was open through June 24, 2007

The Concert for Bangladesh was the first major benefit concert of its kind and paved the way for Live Aid, Farm Aid, Live 8 and the other rock benefit events that came later.  The Concert for Bangladesh brought together an extraordinary group of major artists collaborating for a common humanitarian cause. Organized by George Harrison, the event sold out Madison Square Garden in New York City, generated millions of dollars for UNICEF and raised awareness for the organization and the humanitarian crisis in Bangladesh around the world. The concert also resulted in a Grammy-winning triple-album box set and feature film.

To celebrate this groundbreaking concert, the Museum created a special exhibit with artifacts that include George Harrison’s original lyrics to the song “Bangla Desh,” Ravi Shankar’s sitar, a vest worn by Ringo Starr and more. The concert film is being shown in a theater adjacent to the exhibit.