For today’s Throwback Thursday video pick, watch George Harrison and Bob Dylan in rehearsal before the famous Concert for Bangladesh (actually two shows), held at Madison Square Garden in New York City on August 1, 1971.
They play “If Not For You,” a Dylan song that appeared on both his then-current album, New Morning, and also on Harrison’s 1970 solo debut, All Things Must Pass. (A take of them performing it together, from the New Morning sessions, came out in 1991 as part of Dylan’s multi-disc The Bootleg Series, Volume 1-3 (Rare & Unreleased.) Alas, the duo didn’t sing the song at either of the Bangladesh benefit concerts, so it did not appear on the popular LP box set nor the theatrically released film that came out in December 1971 and April 1972, respectively. George is playing a Harptone guitar, Dylan a Martin D-28.