Saturday, August 11, 2012
George Harrison covered Bob Dylan's "If Not For You" and "Absolutely Sweet Marie" at Madison Square Garden, October 16, 1992. The performance was part of "Bobfest," a term coined by Neil Young for this celebration of Dylan's 30th anniversary as a recording artist. In my view, Harrison's rendition of "Absolutely Sweet Marie" (4:26) is particularly outstanding. The song is on Dylan's classic "Blonde On Blonde" album from 1966 (a retake of another song, “Most Likely You Go Your Way (And I’ll Go Mine),” from the same album was shown here in January 2011). The video also includes Dylan, Harrison, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Eric Clapton and Roger McGuinn singing "My Back Pages."