Thursday, 21 June 2012

Was Yesterday Composed on the Toilet?

According to Tony Sheridan, one of the oldest colleagues of The Beatles, Paul McCartney composed "Yesterday" on the toilet. Sheridan (72) said in an interview that Paul himself had told him that in 1964 he was staying at his girlfriend's place (Jane Asher) and that at night he dreamt of a melody.

When he woke up, he went to the toilet, and sang it for the first time. Afterwards he had breakfast (maybe Jane made him eggs?) and titled the song "Scrambled Eggs".

Almost a year later he recorded it, and changed the title to "yesterday" because it was easier to find words that rhyme with yesterdag than with "scrambled eggs".

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