Paul has always said it was a name that came to him that fitted in with the song, In 1984 it was pointed out to Paul that there is a headstone in St Peter's Graveyard Woolton, that contains the name Eleanor Rigby, the significance of this is that it was back in 1957, when Paul met John at the church fete which was held in the same church grounds.

Paul went onto explain the name Eleanor Rigby was in some way planted into his subconscious, from all those years ago, after all John and Paul would regular take short cuts through the church grounds in the early days before they became The Beatles.The story of Eleanor was once again put into the public spotlight in 2008 when a document contain a signature E.Rigby dated 1911 was put up for auction and was sold for £115.000, the owner of the document stated that it came for Paul McCartney who had sent it to benefit the charity Sunbeams Music Trust.

Eleanor Rigby, Liverpool

 

In August 1966, The Beatles released the single Eleanor Rigby the B-side of Yellow Submarine, it was also included on the Album Revolver.

The song was composed by Paul McCartney and since the release the question has always been asked of Paul "Who is Eleanor Rigby?"

Paul has always said it was a name that came to him that fitted in with the song, In 1984 it was pointed out to Paul that there is a headstone in St Peter's Graveyard Woolton, that contains the name Eleanor Rigby, the significance of this is that it was back in 1957, when Paul met John at the church fete which was held in the same church grounds.


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