If the $20 album is downloaded from iTunes, UNICEF USA officials said, $17 will go to UNICEF.
The album features live performances by Harrison, Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Badfinger, Ravi Shankar, Billy Preston and Leon Russell.
The situation was brought to Harrison’s attention by Shankar.
Harrison decided to organize two performances at Madison Square Gardens in New York City involving as many top acts of the day as he could gather in a brief amount of time for a benefit concert.
A movie was later released that is available in DVD format.
Problems relating to the show – from taxes to accounting problems – soured Harrison on benefit performances, but he is said to have given Bob Geldof advice on what pitfalls to look for an avoid in organizing “Live Aid” many years later to help the people of Ethiopia.
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