Yesterday Man – Chris Andrews (1965)

Decca Records F12236
Chris Andrews is a British singer/songwriter born Romford, Essex in 1942. He had limited success singing but had a huge hit with Yesterday Man in 1965. At the same time he was responsible for writing a large proportion of hits for 60’s vocalist Sandie Shaw including her number one song Long Live Love. The sound can be described as a a fusion of pop and reggae.
The single charted in Europe reaching #1 in Ireland, Austria and Germany whilst in The Netherlands and Belgium it made #2. It is said that a million copies were sold. In the UK the single peaked at #3 and spent a total of 15 weeks on the chart.
Over the years this has been a favorite of mine and this is actually a very recent purchase. Whilst having a rummage at Birmingham’s longest running independent record store, The Diskery, I came across this. Although well played, its in great condition. Paid £2 which to me was well worth it. The B side Too Bad You Don’t Want Me could just as easily been an “A” side. As of 2015 Chris Andrews is still an active singer/songwriter.

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