Robert Plant on stage in California, 1975. Photo by Jeffrey Mayer.
"When I did the Bangladesh concert, I spent a couple of months day and night on the phone trying to trick people into doing it and making a commitment. Nowadays, it’s such an accepted part of life that every so often you give something back to charity."
George Harrison on organizing ‘Concert For Bangladesh’ in 1971 taken from The Most Spiritually Important Entertainer of Our Time, George Harrison transformed the spiritual landscape by making eastern spirituality cool by Steven Waldman
43 years ago today » concert for bangladesh, august 1, 1971
↳ "i think the most memorable thing, really, was the fact that is came off and that it worked because there was very little time preceding the concert, to organize it. the concert happened to be on august the 1st because that was the only day madison square garden was available. so it was pure coincidence. and all the people that were assembled there with very short notice, very little rehearsal in come cases there was no rehearsal. i managed to do a little bit with the horn players and with the rhythm section but that was the main thing, that it actually worked." -george harrison