It was 45 years ago this Saturday–October 9, 1965, in fact–when “Yesterday” by [lastfm]The Beatles [/lastfm] became the Number One song in America, a major milestone on its way to becoming the most recorded song in the history of music (over 3000 cover versions have been recorded).
“Yesterday” was voted the best song of the 20th century in a 1999 BBC Radio 2 poll of music experts and listeners. In 2000, Yesterday” was voted the #1 Pop song of all time by MTV and Rolling Stone Magazine. In 1997, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall Of Fame.
During an exclusive [lastfm]Paul McCartney[/lastfm] interview with legendary DJ Scott Muni of WNEW-FM in October of 1984, Paul explains where “Yesterday“ came from, where it ranks among his favorite Beatles songs, and what it has to do with breakfast.
Bonus! Paul also talks about how he came up with the song “Michelle”!
Because we are in a good mood, we have one more tasty treat. For the McCartney die-hards, you are well aware of his side project, [lastfm]The Fireman[/lastfm], a collaboration with electronic artist [lastfm]Youth[/lastfm]. Listen to The Fireman’s latest album, then catch a video for the band’s single,”Sing the Changes”: