Beatles: The musicians at work

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Since time immemorial, musicians have become increasingly aware of what is happening around them. Gifted with poetic license and undeniable charm, musicians have been powerful in influencing people and in pushing them to care.

Although one may contend that charity involvement is for popularity’s game and for creating effective machineries for income, there are exceptional musicians who are sincere in their efforts to help others. Such is the case with the iconic British band The Beatles. In 1971, George Harrison organized the first ever multi-artist benefit concert in aid of the Bangladesh refugees of the 1970 Bhola Cyclone and the Bangladesh atrocities. The George Harrison Fund, together with UNICEF, provided life-saving assistance to the children of Bangladesh and throughout other countries. Meanwhile, John Lennon was also active in creating changes. Together with his wife, he performed two charity shows for the mentally-challenged on August 1972. Aside from performing benefit shows, Lennon also expressed his advocacies in his songs, such as “Imagine” and “Attica State.”

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Considered as one of the greatest bands of all time, The Beatles continues to inspire people, including those who were born long after their glory years. In recent times, their songs have been instrumental in funneling funds and donations for charities all over the world.


The Beatles is among Randy Wooten’s influences in music and philanthropy. Get to know more about his philanthropic work at this website.


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