George Harrison - "Something" - Concert For Bangladesh, Madison Square Garden, New York 1971




The Concert for Bangladesh (or Bangla Desh, as the country's name was originally spelt) was a pair of benefit concerts organised by former Beatles guitarist George Harrison and Indian sitar player Ravi Shankar. The shows were held at 2:30 and 8:00 pm on Sunday, 1 August 1971, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, to raise international awareness of, and fund relief for refugees from East Pakistan, following the Bangladesh Liberation War-related genocide.


The concerts were followed by a bestselling live album, a boxed three-record set, and Apple Films' concert documentary, which opened in cinemas in the spring of 1972.


The event was the first-ever benefit of such a magnitude, and featured a supergroup of performers that included Harrison, fellow ex-Beatle Ringo Starr, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell and the band Badfinger. In addition, Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan – both of whom had ancestral roots in Bangladesh – performed an opening set of Indian classical music. The concerts were attended by a total of 40,000 people, and the initial gate receipts raised close to $250,000 for Bangladesh relief, which was administered by UNICEF.




Lyrics


Something in the way she moves

Attracts me like no other lover

Something in the way she woos me


I don't want to leave her now

You know I believe and how


Somewhere in the way she smiles

That I don't need no other lover

Something in her style that shows me


I don't want to leave her now

You know I believe and how


You're asking me will my love grow

I don't know, I don't know

You stick around and it may show

I don't know, I don't know


Something in the way she knows

All I have to do is think of her

Something in the things she shows me


I don't want to leave her now

You know I believe and how




Songwriters: George Harrison

Something lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company, Peermusic Publishing




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