chris wrote:if memory serves it was called "birth of the beatles".
Harrythebannister wrote:I've seen a photo of a grave stone in a Liverpool church grave yard with Eleanor Rigby on it. The same grave yard which both Paul & John used to play in as children. Is it not possible that Macca saw the tombstone and the name stuck in his memory. The name's too unusual for it to have been a coincidence.
robeekay wrote:The actual graves of the Rigby family, including Eleanor's, is close to the entry gate of the graveyard of Woolton Parish Church in Liverpool. Right across the street is the hall where John was playing with the Quarrymen for the church fete, and Paul met John for the first time (1956). I think they probably saw the names multiple times and it stayed in Paul's mind for later use. I think he may have always denied that there was an actual Eleanor Rigby grave out of sensitivity to the privacy of the church or possibly the surviving family. That is just my speculation but imagine the possibilities of vandalism. A "tombstone" for Eleanor Rigby was created for the video of "Free As a Bird" and it is on display in the Beatles Story museum in Liverpool, and I think that it's there also to reinforce the idea that she was a fictitious character.
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