Thursday, 24 February 2011

Beatle records

24. 'Yesterday' 

The resident trad jazz band played at all the Leeds Art School raves and at home my elder brother was also a jazz fan, his Sidney Bechet and Jelly Roll Morton supplanting our parents' choice of music. Even so, there was no escaping the Beatles. This 'Yesterday' single is the first of their records that I bought.

I was living in London when the 'Rubber Soul' record was released and have a clear memory of walking along Lewisham Way one dark evening, arm in arm with my boyfriend, both of us singing 'Norwegian Wood'. He had come from the north of England for the weekend to visit me and we were on our way to my dingy little bed-sit. I was studying at Goldsmith's College in my fifth and final year as a student. 
We had no idea what the future had in store.


  1. Come on Cher - you cannot be the only person in the world who does not know how to spell 'Beatles', surely, or have I fallen for it?

  2. Yesterday is one of my favourite Beatles songs. My dad used to sing it with silly lyrics to me as a kid and I would get so mad saying "no, that's not the right words!".

  3. My little weekness - that's why I went to art skool!

  4. Dear L, Oh, yes - I know that kind of dad! But what a nice yesterday memory to have now.

  5. I'm still amazed by Beatles songs. They hardly ever put a musical foot wrong.