A Brief History of Charity Records

A Brief History of Charity Records
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"Bangla Desh," 1971
In a promising start to his early post-Beatles career, George Harrison penned the first charity record, "Bangla Desh," in 1971. The track would later lead to a full-blown all-star concert for the beleaguered country, the first of its kind, featuring the likes of Bob Dylan and Leon Russell, above.

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