LINDA GEORGE
Yesterday And You
(Lee Dresser - Robert A. Arvonio - Steve Goldman)
Australia 1973

Single on Image, B-side of Our Day Will Come (Nov 1973).
Single on Image, B-side of Give It Love (Dec 1974).

First released in 1973 as a B-side, in 1974 Yesterday And You was included on Linda George's first album Linda. It was then released as the B-side of another single from the album, Give It Love (1974), an original recording of a Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil composition. That single was a follow-up to Linda George's biggest hit, Mama's Little Girl, also on the Linda LP.

Soul influenced singer Linda George (also billed as Miss Linda George), formerly with Melbourne band Nova Express, went into session work after a successful solo career in the 70s. In recent years she has taught Voice at the Victorian College of the Arts.

References: 1. Chris Spencer, Australian Rock Discography 1970-1979. 2. Barry Mann song list at Hiroto Yanagida's Magic Town.

Further reading: See Milesago's Linda George page for discography and biography.

HOLLY SHERWOOD
Yesterday And You
(Lee Dresser - Robert A. Arvonio - Steve Goldman)
USA 1973
Original version

Single on Rocky Road.

Stage actor and dancer Holly Sherwood had a charting single in the UK with Day By Day from Godspell (1971). She later became known for her work with producer Jim Steinman on records by such artists as Bonnie Tyler and Meatloaf.

Further reading: 1. Wikipedia entry on Holly Sherwood. 2. IMDb entry. 3. US Copyright Office has this composition registered for these writers in 1971 and 1973 [link]. 

BOBBY DOYLE
Yesterday And You
(Mac Davis - Larry Collins)
USA 1969
Red herring

SAME TITLE BUT NOT THE SAME SONG AS
'YESTERDAY AND YOU' BY LINDA GEORGE.

Single on Warner BrosB-side of I'll Be Going Back Home.

The single has some distinguished credits. Both sides were produced by Mike Post who also arranged Yesterday And You. It is co-written by Mac Davis whose compositions include Elvis Presley's In The Ghetto (1969, #3 USA) and his own hit Baby, Don't Get Hooked On Me (1972, #1). Co-writer Larry Collins is also a prolific country singer-songwriter, a member of The Collins Kids and co-writer of Delta Dawn, a hit for Helen Reddy (1973, #1 USA).. 

David Gates wrote I'll Be Going Back Home, arranged by Pete CarpenterPost (b.1944) and Carpenter (1914-1987) were regular collaborators on film and TV scores. Their theme for The Rockford Files charted #10 in the US in 1975.

BOBBY VEE
Yesterday And You (Armen's Theme)
(Ross Bagdasarian)
USA 1963
Red herring

SIMILAR TITLE BUT NOT THE SAME SONG AS
'YESTERDAY AND YOU' BY LINDA GEORGE.

Single on Liberty. The composer, Chipmunks creator Ross Bagdasarian, recorded Armen's Theme in his own name in 1956 and again in 1962 under his pseudonym David Seville.

Reference: 1. Label shot and release date at 45Cat.com. 2. Ross Bagdasarian singles discography at Wikipedia.

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