#7 hit single by Chad and Jeremy in 1964
"Yesterday's Gone" is the title of a hit single by Chad & Jeremy which was released in 1963.
The song was written in 1962 by Chad Stuart who comprised Chad & Jeremy with Jeremy Clyde. Stuart shares the song's writing credit with Wendy Kidd, the manager of a band Stuart belonged to at the time of the song's writing; according to Stuart, Kidd was given the songwriting credit in return for allowing him to compose "Yesterday's Gone" on her piano. Kidd also facilitated Stuart's being hired as a staff writer at Rogers Music who published "Yesterday's Gone" although the song remained unrecorded until Stuart and Clyde began performing as a duo eventually recording "Yesterday's Gone" in July of 1963 in a session at Abbey Road Studios produced and arranged by John Barry.
Released 27 September 1963, "Yesterday's Gone" entered the UK Top 50 on the chart dated 30 November 1963 and remained on the chart for seven weeks with a #37 peak, its mild performance attributable to "Yesterday's Gone" being released on the small-scale Ember Records label. A press report of Jeremy Clyde's being descended from the Duke of Wellington has also been put forward as a factor in the record's loss of momentum, "blue blood" being anathemic to the British youth who were the principle record buying demographic. Despite their subsequent US success, "Yesterday's Gone" ...