George Harrison and Bob Dylan Rehearse for the Concert for Bangladesh

Here’s a rare clip of two denim-clad musical legends performing together with acoustic guitars.

It’s George Harrison and Bob Dylan rehearsing “If Not For You” before the Concert for Bangladesh in 1971.

“If Not For You” was penned by Dylan and appears on his 1970 album, New Morning. That same year, Harrison released his own version of the song on his post-Beatles masterpiece, All Things Must Pass. Organized by Harrison and Ravi Shankar, the Concert for Bangladesh consisted of two benefit concerts that took place August 1, 1971. The event drew 40,000 people to New York City's Madison Square Garden.

To see another historic performance from this event, be sure to check out "George Harrison and Eric Clapton Play 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' in 1971."

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Acoustic Nation is written by Laura B. Whitmore, a music industry marketing veteran, music journalist and editor, who has contributed to Parade.com (opens in new tab), Guitar World, and others. She has interviewed hundreds of musicians and hosts the She Rocks Podcast. As the founder of the Women’s International Music Network (opens in new tab), she advocates for women in the music industry and produces the annual She Rocks Awards. She is the Senior Vice President of Marketing for Positive Grid, making the world safe for guitar exploration everywhere! A guitarist and singer/songwriter, Laura is currently co-writing an album of pop songs that empower and energize girls.