In honor of what would have been George Harrison’s 68th birthday, we present what might have been the very peak of his professional career as a singer, songwriter, musician and social consciousness-raiser.
In the summer of 1971, George and his friend Ravi Shankar organized the now=-legendary Concert for Bangladesh to raise money to help feed and clothe the millions of refugees displaced from civil war in what was then East Pakistan.
The concert attracted a dazzling array of George’s musical friends, including Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton and Bob Dylan. (John Lennon and Paul McCartney were invited, but declined to participate)
In this clip from that unforgettable event, George sings one of his most popular songs, “My Sweet Lord,” from the blockbuster “All Things Must Pass” which was released the prior year and went on to becoming the best-selling album of any solo Beatle.