40 years ago, the Concert for Bangladesh

This video was made for a fund-raising pitch. This one happens to be for UNICEF, which is supported by the family of former Beatle George Harrison. You can read about the UNICEF campaign here.

I’m not shilling for UNICEF here. I just wanted to post this video made about the Concert for Bangladesh.

That was 40 years ago, done to help the refugees in Bangladesh, and it was one of the first benefit concerts aimed at helping the poor overseas. It made me wonder if anything like this could be done, or would be done, in response to what’s happening in East Africa now.

New York Times: Famine aid barely trickling in ….



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