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Featured on Revolver, Yellow Submarine and as the b-side to the Yellow Submarine single, Eleanor Rigby features a lush double string quartet arrangement (by George Martin) and encapsulates McCartney’s songwriting at its melancholic best.
The roots of the song’s title character remain shrouded in mystery, but while McCartney has always maintained that she is “totally fictitious”, it didn’t stop Liverpool Council erecting the above statue in her honour.
“Don't even know if it's spelled this way, but I vote ELENORE RIGBY, best Beatles song ever. Ah, look at all the lonely people!” (From Hautje via email. It’s not, but a big thanks anyway!)