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Beatles Rarity of the Week – “If Not For You” (1992 rehearsal)

Posted by on June 24, 2016 at 4:00 am.

Welcome to the Beatles Rarity of the Week. Back in January 2009 I wrote a little bit about George Harrison’s appearance for the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration held in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on October 16th, 1992 (see that post here). George’s cover of Bob Dylan’s 1966 classic “Absolutely Sweet Marie” was included on both the double CD and triple VHS packages covering the event. I mentioned in that post that George also covered Dylan’s “If Not For You,” a song he had previously covered in 1970 on his 3-LP signature LP set All Things Must Pass, though this performance is missing from both the CD set and the VHS as well as the 2014 re-issues on CD and DVD. The BROW post mentioned earlier featured George’s yet unreleased onstage account of “If Not For You” and this time around I offer up the rehearsal for that performance recorded on either the 15th or 16th of October of 1992. Enjoy…


George Harrison performing at the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration in tribute of Bob Dylan, 1992

George Harrison performing at the 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration in tribute of Bob Dylan, 1992



George Harrison - If Not For You


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1) 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration DVD or Blu-Ray – 2014 re-issue.

2) 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration CD set – 2014 re-issue.

3) Beatles/Beatles-related Music: The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

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One Comment

  • Elliott Marx says:

    What a shame that the final performance can’t find a way onto an official release. With the scarcity of live Harrison recordings, you would think someone in charge would put this out. Oh well, thanks Nat for having the sense to share this rehearsal – it is a nearly perfect rendition.

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