Eleanor Rigby

St Peter's churchyard

“Eleanor Rigby, died in the church
And was buried along with her name
Nobody came”

Such sad and bleak lyrics.

St Peter’s church in Liverpool, where John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met at the village fete.

~ Spotted Cow

St Peter's Church

Eleanor Rigby gravestone

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9 thoughts on “Eleanor Rigby

  1. Don’t mean to ask a stupid question, but is this a coincidence that Eleanor Rigby appears on this gravestone near where Lennon and McCartney met or could this be the Eleanor Rigby of the song?

    1. Well, I read an interview where a journalist asks Paul about the name and he says he liked the sound of it. When the journalist points out that there is a gravestone with her name in the churchyard, Paul says that he might have been influenced subconsciously because he and John used to hang out there quite a lot. Apparently the real Eleanor Rigby also led a rather bleak and lonely life. Coincidence?

  2. Once again… I didn’t know there was actually an “Eleanor Rigby” – thought it was simply a name they thought rather lyrical. Guess it’s probably common knowledge if you’re a true fan, oops! 🙂

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