Madison Square Garden, New York
Klaus Voormann – Bass
George’s next big project was the Concert for Bangladesh which took place the afternoon and evening of August 1, 1971 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The concert was organized by George, with Klaus on bass, Eric Clapton and Jesse Ed Davis on guitars, Billy Preston and Leon Russell on keyboards, Ringo Starr and Jim Keltner on drums, along with lots of other guests.
The Concert for Bangladesh was the first time a group of musicians came together to give their time and talent for a humanitarian cause. Nobody got paid and between the concert sales and subsequent album and video sales, millions of dollars were raised. With the recent reissue of the CD and the video, the concert continues to raise money for George Harrison’s relief organization. Klaus won his second Grammy award for his participation in this historic event.