Once, Yoko Ono invited me to the opening of an exhibition of her works at Galeria Indica in London. I decided to take my friend John. He was experiencing a creative crisis and was in a bad mood.

At first John did not want to go. I tried to persuade him in various ways. I said there would be free alcohol, nice girls. I even said it would be such a nice Japanese girl, but John still did not want to go. I convinced him finally when I said there would be free snacks. John liked snacks very much.

While at the banquet I was discussing with Yoko about her work, John approached us. It surprised him that I could speak Japanese. However, Yoko made an even greater impression on him. They spent most of the evening together.

The next day, John called me and said, “You know, Kuba … Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away.” I advised him, “John, maybe you’ll write a song about it, that would be a good chorus.”

The knowledge of John and Yoko began for good, and a few months later John and the rest of The Beatles recorded the song Yesterday.

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