Wednesday, 27 July 2011

The Concert for Bangladesh on iTunes

Concert for Bangladesh iTunes Debut &
40th Anniversary Streaming Event

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Concert for Bangladesh, George Harrison's GRAMMY-winning album makes its exclusive digital release debut on the iTunes Store today, 40 years after the historic concert event on August 1, 1971. 
The iTunes edition of The Concert for Bangladesh album includes Harrison's "Bangla Desh" studio single, originally released July 5, 1971, as an exclusive bonus track.
In the altruistic spirit which gave birth to The Concert for Bangladesh, each download will benefit the George Harrison Fund for UNICEF* — helping to provide immediate emergency relief for children in famine and drought-stricken regions in the Horn of Africa.
* iTunes, Apple Records Inc and all artists, songwriters and publishers associated with Concert for Bangladesh, will keep no income from the digital sales of the album and have waived all fees.

Streaming Event June 30 through August 1

Honouring the 40th anniversary of this historic event, The Concert for Bangladesh feature film will stream in its entirety in a 72-hour online event. The free video stream will be available worldwide from Saturday, July 30 through Monday, August 1 on iTunes as well as and
Screening begins Saturday, June 30 at 5am GMT / 12am EST
and ends Monday, August 1 at 5am GMT / 12am EST
A 5-minute video trailer for the album and a 49-minute radio program about The Concert for Bangladesh are also now available for free streaming on

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