[158] Writing in 2003, author Bill Harry bemoaned the lack of recognition afforded Harrison in the UK honours system for his staging of the Concert for Bangladesh. Prime Video has you covered this holiday season with movies for the family. [47] The latter featured contributions from East Bengal-born Ali Akbar Khan, on sarod,[48] and tabla player Alla Rakha. [68], To thunderous applause from the New York crowd,[93][94] Harrison appeared on stage along with his temporary band, comprising Ringo Starr, a very sick[17] Eric Clapton, Leon Russell, Billy Preston, Klaus Voormann, Jim Keltner and eighteen others. Jesse Ed Davis III (Sep 22, 1944, Norman, OK to Jun 22, 1988 in Venice, CA) was one of the most popular session guitarists who toured with Conway Twitty at 16 and one of his last collaberations was with John Trudell on the "Graffitti Man" album. [143] Klaus Voormann, a close friend of Harrison's since 1960, has often cited this quality as well. [43], Harrison then met with Badfinger in London to explain that he would have to abandon work on Straight Up,[31][44] before flying to New York on 13 July to see Lennon. Charles Shaar Murray, "George Harrison et al: It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry, "George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh Featured Drug Trouble for Eric Clapton, Stage Fright for Bob Dylan", "Bangladesh war: The article that changed history", "George Harrison's Concert for Bangladesh", George Harrison: Living in the Material World, "Stephen Stills Plays at Garden In His First Solo Concert Here", "Harrison & Friends Dish Out Super Concert for Pakistan Aid", "The George Harrison Fund for UNICEF asks 'Help us save some lives': Concert for Bangladesh 40th Anniversary", The Concert for Bangladesh Revisited with George Harrison and Friends, The Simpsons: A Complete Guide to Our Favorite Family, Songs from the Material World: A Tribute to George Harrison, Harrison on Harrison: Jazz Explorations of George Harrison, India's Most Distinguished Musician in Concert, Live: Ravi Shankar at the Monterey International Pop Festival, Live 1961–2000: Thirty-Nine Years of Great Concert Performances, Bob Dylan – The Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings, Bob Dylan: The Complete Album Collection Vol. [98][99][nb 8] Nicholas Schaffner was in the audience for this first show and later described Starr's turn as having received the "biggest ovation" of the afternoon.[9]. [19][140] Although the altruistic spirit would soon wane once more, the Concert for Bangladesh is invariably seen as the inspiration and model for subsequent rock charity benefits, from 1985's Live Aid and Farm Aid to the Concert for New York City and Live 8 in the twenty-first century. [11][12] Quoting figures available at the time, a Rolling Stone feature claimed that up to half a million Bengalis had been killed by the cyclone in November 1970 and that the Pakistani army's subsequent campaign of slaughter under Operation Searchlight accounted for at least 250,000 civilians, "by the most conservative estimates". When three hundred thousand members of the Love Generation collided with a few dozen Hells Angels at San Francisco's Altamont Speedway, the bloody slash that transformed a decade's dreams into disillusionment was immortalized on this film. [73][74] Even then, Clapton was in the early stages of heroin withdrawal – only a cameraman supplying him with some methadone would result in the English guitarist taking the stage the following day, after his young girlfriend had been unsuccessful in purchasing uncut heroin for him on the street. [13] Watching from the wings, Pattie Harrison described her husband's performance throughout that evening as "magnificent". [16] According to Gary Tillery: "Because of its positioning as a humanitarian effort, all descriptions of the show included a summary of the catastrophe in South Asia. Jesse Ed Davis was perhaps the most versatile session guitarist of the late '60s and early '70s. [97][103] Both the band introduction and "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" are among the few selections from the afternoon show that were included on the album and in the film. [129][136] Klein responded by suing the magazine for $150 million in damages,[165] and although the suit was later withdrawn, the accusations attracted unwelcome scrutiny at a time when questions were also being asked about Klein's mismanagement of the Beatles' finances.