Harrison became over time an admirer of Indian mysticism, and introduced it to the other Beatles, as well as their Western audience. Harrison embraced Indian culture and Hinduism in the mid-1960s, and helped expand Western awareness of sitar music and of the Hare Krishna movement. With Ravi Shankar he organised a major charity concert with the 1971 Concert for Bangladesh.
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I have so much material on George that it's hard to know where to start....so I started with 1971 because the Concert for Bangladesh was pivotal as one of the first benefit concerts of its magnitude.
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Today's 60-minute playlist is comprised of several songs from the August 1971 Concert to benefit Bangladesh with a November 1971interview on the Dick Cavett show in which George talks about the concert as well as many other things. Ravi Shankar joins the interview for the last few minutes.
1 - Gayatri Mantra - Ravi Shankar and George Harrison 3.31
2 - Bangladesh - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 5:55
3 - Here Comes the Sun - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 3:27
4 - (FULL) George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 1 (11/23/71) 14:17
5 - George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 2 (11/23/71) 14:47 (Ravi & Concert for Bangladesh talks starts at 7 minutes)
6 - George Harrison on the Dick Cavett Show Part 3 (11/23/71) 6:24 (Ravi joins the interview at 3:15)
7 - Something - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 3:23
(replaces a song that had been dropped from You Tube)
8 - My Sweet Lord - Concert for Bangladesh 1971 4:31
9 - Asato Ma Sadgamaya, shanti mantra, by Ravi Shankar and George Harrison 3:23