Y&T (originally known as Yesterday & Today) is an American hard rock/heavy metal band formed in 1974. THey hail from the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area. THe band released two studio albums on London Records as Yesterday & Today in the 1970s, before shortening their name to Y&T and releasing several albums on A&M Records beginning in 1981, as well as albums on Geffen Records, Avex Records, and others. THe band was originally co-managed by Herbie Herbert (who also managed Journey) and Louis "Lou" Bramy. THe band has sold over 4 million albums worldwide to date. YEsterday and Today was formed in 1974 by Dave Meniketti (often mistakenly spelled Menketti), who started his musical career in 1973. THe band''s name was inspired by The Beatles'' album of the same name. THe original lineup consisted of Meniketti on lead vocals and lead guitar, Joey Alves on rhythm guitar, Phil Kennemore on bass, and Leonard Haze on drums.