♫ Yesterday’s Gone ♫

I have no idea why, but I have had this song in my head for two days now … I don’t know most of the lyrics, only “… but that was yesterday, and yesterday’s gone …”  And I have been singing, humming, whistling that tune for two full days!  I had no idea who, or what, but went on a search to find out.  And I found out … it was Chad (Stuart) and Jeremy (Clyde), aka Chad & Jeremy, a British musical duo from the 1960s.

This was Chad & Jeremy’s first and only hit song in the UK in 1963, and in the U.S. the following year.  Chad Stuart wrote the song, and shares the writing credit with Wendy Kidd, the manager of a band Stuart belonged to at the time of the song’s writing.

Unlike the rock-music sounds of their peers at the time, Chad & Jeremy performed in a soft, folk-inflected style that is characterised by hushed and whispered vocals. The duo had a string of hits in the United States, including Willow Weep for Me (produced by Shel Talmy), Before and After, and their biggest hit, A Summer Song (produced by Shel Talmy). However, it seems that this was one duo doomed to failure in their native land, as the Brits seemed to largely disregard them, and this one was the only one to chart in the UK at #37 … although in Canada and the U.S. they did considerably better.  After some commercial failures and divergent personal ambitions, Chad & Jeremy disbanded in 1968.

Yesterday’s Gone
Chad & Jeremy

I loved you all the summer through
I thought I’d found my dream in you
For me you were the one
But that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone

We walked together hand in hand
‘Cross miles and miles of golden sand
But now it’s over and done
‘Cause that was yesterday and yesterday’s gone

We had such happiness together
I can’t believe it’s gone forever

Wait ’til summer comes again
I hope that you’ll remember when
Our love had just begun
I loved you yesterday and yesterday’s gone

We had such happiness together
I can’t believe it’s gone forever

Wait ’til summer comes again
I hope that you’ll remember when
Our love had just begun
I loved you yesterday and yesterday’s goneYesterday’s gone
Yesterday’s gone
Yesterday’s gone

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: David Stuart / Wendy Kidd