Watch George Harrison, Leon Russel, and Eric Clapton Jam Before Their Concert
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Take a dive at this nostalgic 1971 footage of Leon Russel, Eric Clapton, and George Harrison jamming to “Come On In My Kitchen.”
After the official breakup of The Beatles, fans were eager to see their idols lay hold on their solo careers. Out of the four, the most noticeable one was the quiet Beatle, George Harrison, as he went and presented to the world his two ace cards: his All Things Must Pass album and the Concert for Bangladesh.
The latter was a monstrous show full of A-list musicians; Bob Dylan, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Billy Preston, Leon Russell, and many more were among the few artists that Harrison contacted to perform and give help to Bangladeshis who were suffering from famine and war at the same time.
To make sure that things were running smoothly as ever, Harrison took time to practice with his arranged band. Even though the list of performers were masters of their own craft, Harrison was keen to practice hard, and a video of him jamming along with his appointed bandmates Clapton, Russell, and Starr can be seen below. Russell sang lead on “Come On In My Kitchen,” with background vocals provided by Harrison. The song didn’t make the complete setlist of the concert, which makes this raw footage an unearthed hidden gem.