Music Throwback Saturday: songs from Help!

There were both musical and lyric similarities between ‘Yesterday’ and a Nat King Cole song.

Beatles_help2Here is my continuing look at how the Beatles were influenced by other musicians, including themselves. This is based on Steve Turner’s “The Beatles: A Hard Day’s Write,” subtitled “the stories behind every song.” Fairly often, the members of the group are quoted as having been inspired by a piece for their own creations. So I thought I’d put some of their songs up against the source material, with links to all, though some are live or otherwise none-standard versions.

Yes It Is, the B-side to the single Ticket to Ride:

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