Nat King Cole May Have Inspired Beatles' 'Yesterday' A British music buff says he's found the inspiration for the Beatles' hit song "Yesterday" in "Answer Me," a song recorded in 1953 by Nat King Cole. Robert Siegel talks with historian Spencer Leigh about his theory.

Nat King Cole May Have Inspired Beatles' 'Yesterday'

Nat King Cole May Have Inspired Beatles' 'Yesterday'

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A British music buff says he's found the inspiration for the Beatles' hit song "Yesterday" in "Answer Me," a song recorded in 1953 by Nat King Cole. Robert Siegel talks with historian Spencer Leigh about his theory.