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“Ya gotta have your ballads and that's where Chad and Jeremy came in.”
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Yesterday's Gone
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"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.[1]

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.[2] 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" ...

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Label: World Artists
Release Date: May 23, 1964

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