March 11, 1967

March11Today in 1967, music publisher Dick James announced that 446 different versions of Paul McCartney’s ‘Yesterday’ had been recorded so far.

The Beatles version of the track was recorded in 1965 for the album, Help! It hit the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, though it only peaked at No. 8 on the U.K. singles chart.

As of 2009, the song had been covered more than 2,200 times by artists including Aretha Franklin, Katy Perry, Marianne Faithfull, The Mamas and the Papas, Joan Baez, Michael Bolton, Bob Dylan, Liberace, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, LeAnn Rimes, and Boyz II Men, among many others.

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