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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.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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