Tuesday, February 7, 2012
"Yesterday" is a song originally recorded by The Beatles for their 1965 album Help!. In 1997, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.
"Yesterday" is a melancholy acoustic guitar ballad about a break-up. It was the first official recording by The Beatles that had a performance by a single member of the band, Paul McCartney. He was accompanied by a string quartet.
McCartney composed the entire melody in a dream one night in his room at the Wimpole Street home of his then girlfriend Jane Asher and her family. After he woke up, he hurried to a piano and played the tune so he would not forget it.