Too much emphasis is put on American roots music when people try and place me. You know, I grew up listening to punk.
Will Oldham, The Observer, 2002/11/17
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According to Guinness World Records, 1,600 cover versions of Paul McCartney’s Yesterday had been recorded by January 1986 and BMI, the licensing management company, asserts that the song was performed or broadcast over seven million times by the year, 2000. Having dreamed the entire melody one night in 1965, McCartney was initially worried he had unconsciously plagiarised someone else’s work:
For about a month I went round to people in the music business and asked them whether they had ever heard it before. Eventually it became like handing something in to the police. I thought if no one claimed it after a few weeks then I could have it.