Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison invented the rock benefit concert
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10 incredible George Harrison facts you need to know
3. Concert for Bangladesh - George Harrison invented the rock benefit concert
George was perhaps the first rockstar to stage a concert full of rock stars for charity. After his friend, Ravi Shankar, told him about the plight of Bangladeshi refugees, he felt compelled to help. He collected the likes of Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Billy Preston, Badfinger, and Leon Russell to play two sold-out in 1971. He then arranged for the release of a concert album and film, raising over $12 million by 1985.