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George Martin’s Problem With The Beatles Most Covered Song

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This Beatles song provided producer George Martin with one of his biggest challenges with the band.  There was only one member present during the recording session, but that wasn’t the problem.  The concern was what to do with the song’s arrangement.  It went on to be included in the Grammy Hall Of Fame, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Guinness Book of World Records acknowledges it as not only the most covered Beatles song of all time, but as the most covered song by anyone, with over 3,000 versions verified.  The decision George Martin with the arrangement may have had its own contribution with that honor.

The song was Yesterday.

A few years ago, he spoke of his solution to the dilemma.

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