Watch The Beatles perform 'Yesterday' live 52 years ago

Music 15/06/2017

52 years ago in June 1965 The Beatles released 'Yesterday' which went on to be one of the most covered songs in history.

It's been covered over 2,200 times and is one of rock and roll’s reigning champs as one of the most covered songs in the history of recorded music.

Paul McCartney was only 22 years old at the time and composed the entire melody in a dream and went to his piano the next morning to get it down on paper before he forgot it.

'Yesterday' began as 'Scrambled Eggs' which was a silly little name and rhythm used to keep the song’s melody and phrasing intact as Paul composed around it.

The Beatles took 'Yesterday' into Abbey Road Studios on June 14, 1965, just four days shy of Paul’s 23rd birthday marking the band’s first solo composition.