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. She later became a voice teacher at the Victorian College of the Arts and in schools as well as privately.
References: 1. Chris Spencer, Australian Rock Discography 1970-1979. 2. Barry Mann song list at Hiroto Yanagida's Magic Town.
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.
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.
SAME TITLE BUT NOT THE SAME SONG AS
'YESTERDAY AND YOU' BY LINDA GEORGE.
Single on Warner Bros, B-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 Carpenter. Post (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.