The Concert For Bangla Desh (Streaming) – Still Up


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  • 1
    dandor
    July 30, 2011 - 21:42 | Permalink

    Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha: yes!

  • 2
    July 30, 2011 - 21:53 | Permalink

    Such a classic concert. From Ravi’s raga to Billy Preston’s wild dance and Leon Russel’s soul shout there were many awesome moments in this one.

  • 3
    July 31, 2011 - 13:51 | Permalink

    I watched this last night for the first time. It’s really good. Bob Dylan adjusted his own mic and then proceeded to sing without fireworks, smoke machines or jumbotrons. Amazing, thanks.
    Ravi and friends were awesome. Billy Preston. George sounded great. Ringo!
    Eric! Everybody! BTW, Dylan was a last minute replacement for John Lennon, who flinched, and that is why he’s hardly a presence in George’s autobiography, “I Me Mine”.

    • 4
      Willard
      July 31, 2011 - 15:38 | Permalink

      I watched it last night, too. Been a long time. It cuts off before the end, during “Bangla Desh,” unfortunately. I remember at the time it came out, me and my pals all thought Dylan was as dull as could be. It didn’t seem to make sense that he was going back and doing his protest material, on acoustic, after he’d already moved long past it. It all seemed kinda weird at the time. Unless I’m mistaken, like Miles Davis, Dylan has rarely ever done that… gone back to his past. Of course, this was the recent past at Bangla Desh. Still, it’s unusual to see it today, and you’re right… the simplicity – which was boring at a teen – now seems like something long lost.

  • 5
    July 31, 2011 - 17:27 | Permalink

    Seeing Dylan do those old songs so well was a pleasant surprise for sure, but I can see how back in the day it looked like a step backwards.

  • 6
    Goose
    August 2, 2011 - 00:01 | Permalink

    Nice! Great concert… Thank you El Capitan

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