1329 Yesterday – The Beatles (1965)

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American single.

This song was written by Paul McCartney but is credited to Lennon-McCartney. It was first recorded by Paul McCartney in 1965. It was recorded at EMI Studios and was produced by George Martin. Paul McCartney is the only member of The Beatles on the recording. Take 1 was released on the album Anthology 2 in 1996. Yesterday was released on The Beatles’ 1965 album Help! and was credited to The Beatles. In America the song was released as a single with Act Naturally on the B-side. It reached number one on the Billboard chart. Yesterday was released as a single in the UK in 1976 with I Should Have Known Better on the B-side. It reached number eight on the UK Singles chart. The song was part of The Beatles’ repertoire and a live version recorded in Blackpool in 1965 was released on Anthology 2 in 1996. The song was parodied by The Beatles on The Beatles Third Christmas Record in 1965.

George Martin And His Orchestra recorded the song in 1965 under it’s original title Scrambled Eggs. It was released on their 1965 album Help! A new remix was released on The Beatles’ 2006 album Love. It was part of a medley along with Blackbird. Liverpudlian singer Cilla Black recorded the song in 1966. Her version was produced by George Martin and was released on his album Cilla Sings A Rainbow. Bob Dylan and George Harrison played the song during the New Morning sessions in 1970. The song was also played during a jam session for John Lennon’s birthday in 1971. The jam included John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Phil Spector among others. John Lennon sang a parody version in 1974 during the Walls And Bridges sessions. That version was released in 1998 on the John Lennon Anthology. George Harrison performed part of the song with Paul Simon during their appearance on Saturday Night Live in 1976. The performance was not aired. The song was part of Wings’ repertoire and a live version was released on their 1976 album Wings Over America. Paul McCartney re-recorded the song for his 1984 album Give My Regards To Broad Street. The song was part of Paul McCartney’s repertoire and a live version have been released on; Tripping The Live Fantastic (1990), The Concert For New York City (2001), Back In The U.S. (2002), Back In The World (2003), and Good Evening New York City (2009). Paul McCartney performed the song as Scrambled Eggs with Jimmy Fallon on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon in 2010. That version was released on Jimmy Fallon’s 2012 album Blow Your Pants Off.

Now Hear This: The Beatles Third Christmas Record – The Beatles (1965)
Scrambled Eggs – George Martin And His Orchestra (1965)
Yesterday – Cilla Black (1966)
Yesterday – Wings (1976)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (1984)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (1990)
Yesterday – The Beatles (1996)
Yesterday – The Beatles (1996)
Yesterday (Parody) – John Lennon (1998)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2001)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2002)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2003)
Blackbird/Yesterday – The Beatles (2006)
Yesterday – Paul McCartney (2009)
Scrambled Eggs – Jimmy Fallon (2012)

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