Cause Song of the Month

GEORGE HARRISON "Bangla Desh," 1971

Posted on April 3, 2016

With the Syrian refugee crisis continuing to impact not only Europe, but the rest of the world, it's important to remember musicians have responded to similar events before. In 1971 George Harrison released "Bangla Desh," one of the first-ever charity pop singles. Release three days before the former Beatles member's related Concert For Bangladesh, the song raised awareness for the millions of refugees from eastern Pakistan suffering from the combined impacts of the 1970 Bhola cyclone and the Bangladesh Liberation War. Buy it here. —Aaron Brophy