1971: I asked him [Harrison] frankly, 'George, can you help me? because I knew that if I gave a concert [for Bangladesh] myself, I would not be able to raise a significant amount. He was really moved and said, 'Yes, something should be done.' That was when he wrote his song 'Bangla Desh'.
Courtesy Raga Mala, Ravi Shankar: An Autobiography
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 1967 file photo, George Harrison, of the Beatles, left, sits cross-legged with his musical mentor, Ravi Shankar of India, in Los Angeles, as Harrison explains to newsmen that Shankar is teaching him to play the sitar.