The Country That Lived

50 Years of Freedom and
The Concert for Bangladesh

The Concert For Bangladesh

Fifty years ago, on August 1, 1971, the music world descended on Madison Square Garden for an event like no other. It was the first major charity concert of its kind — the Concert for Bangladesh.

The Concert for Bangladesh holds a special place in the country’s history and in the hearts of the people. The rich heritage of both the musical arts and the air of revolution resides in the heart of Bengal, and if history is any proof of life, both entwine to form an with time, and it is the music of the past that stokes tomorrow’s revolution. The people of Bangladesh are forever grateful to George Harrison, Pandit Ravi Shankar, and all the other artists listed in this book, for their friendship when the country was dying, and for their legacy as the country lives, and hurtles forward into the future at breakneck speed, with a Bangla Dhun as its soundtrack.

"The Concert for Bangladesh was just a moral stance"
George Harrison