Beatles - Yesterday for Solo guitar
by Alastair Lewis
(Pietermaritzburg, South Africa)
This popular Beatles song was originally recorded for their 1965 album Help! . It is a melancholy acoustic guitar ballad about love lost. "Yesterday" was the Beatles first offical recording that relied upon a performance by a single member of the band, Paul McCartney. In a radical departure from previous recordings Paul is accompanied by a string quartet, instead of a rock 'n roll outfit. This song is credited to "Lennon-McCartney", however McCartney wrote the song in it's entirety.