On August 1st 1971, George Harrison put on one of the most memorable shows in rock history. It was the first large scale rock and roll benefit ever and included rock legends Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Leon Russell, Badfinger, Billy Preston + more. On this night the music from that concert will be revisited and played with expert precision.
Wonderous Stories will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of George Harrison's "Concert for Bangladesh" with an all-star big band performance of the album in it's entirety. Wonderous Stories is a band well known for re-creating major shows and entire classic albums. Since 2007 Wonderous Stories and friends have done a tribute to George Harrison 4 times. This year makes 5 and every year special guests come to play their hits or to play the hit songs that they were a part of. That is in addition to almost all the songs played at the original show. This years lineup includes "The Soul Survivors " whose monster hit 'Expressway to your heart' actually knocked the Beatles hit "Hello Goodbye" out of the #1 spot in late 1967. The great soulful original singers will play the hit and a few more great tunes. Saxist Ron Aprea who played on John Lennons "Walls and Bridges" album will be there to play some from that album and to play along with the horn section. The cast also includes guys who play or have played in Tower of Power, The Turtles, Dire Straits, Rolling Stones, Mick Taylor, Dion, J Geils, The Hooters and so much more.
Plans are already in the works to make this one the most memorable of them all with very special guests to be announced and added to the show as we get closer. Sit back and enjoy the massive Wall of Sound as we present the "Concert for Bangladesh" plus extra songs performed by our guests who made them famous!!! Moneys from this show will be donated to the cancer society in the memory of George Harrison who died of cancer in 2002.
Godfrey Townsend (John Entwistle Band/Alan Parsons Project)
Arno Hecht (Rolling Stones/J. Geils Band)
Steve Holley (Paul McCartney & Wings)
The Soul Survivors (Recorded the 1967 million-selling hit "Expressway To Your Heart")
Ron Aprea (John Lennon)
Tom Bowes (Tower of Power)
Tommy Mandel (Ian Hunter/Bryan Adams/Dire Straits)
Tommy Williams (The Hooters)
Kenny Forgione (Wonderous Stories)
Jeff Ganz (Johnny Winter)
Holli Ann LaRocca