+ click here for recording of Pete Townshend’s recollections today of “Goodbye to Summer- A rock concert in aid of famine relief of Bangla Desh , the Oval cricket ground September 18th, 1971”
“The thing about Bangladesh These were our people.
I remember getting very drunk. Because the Faces used to know how to have a good time…In West London, we grew up in a mixed-race place….
…We were honoured to be able to help and I feel the same way now.
I suppose it’s because if you mention something like that you feel like you’re bragging. I know that we did lots of amazing charitable breakthroughs
I know the difference between somebody from India and somebody from Bangladesh. (pause) And, also somebody from Pakistan.”
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