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The Eleanor Rigby Auction

Monday, September 18, 2017
Mystery of why Eleanor Rigby score was pulled from Beatles auction

An original Eleanor Rigby score penned by Sir George has become the subject of an extraordinary family dispute. Musical entrepreneur Colin Sanders is understood to have won the score from the band several years after the song's release, but it has become center of a bizarre whodunit involving his widow and their adopted daughter.

Source: The Telegraph, UK
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Eleanor Rigby's burial deeds fail to sell at auction

Poor old Eleanor Rigby. Nobody came to her funeral and now nobody wants to pay enough for her grave, after the deeds to her Liverpool burial plot failed to sell at a Beatles auction, as they failed to reach the 2,000 reserve price on Monday. The auctioneers had better luck with an unreleased George Harrison recording, which sold for 14,000.

Source: The Guardian, UK
The Beatles: What really inspired Eleanor Rigby?

It was at a church fete in 1957 that John Lennon and Paul McCartney first met. Just yards away lay the grave of Eleanor Rigby, who died in 1939. Nine years later, McCartney would pen the lyrics for what became one of the band's most celebrated songs. But McCartney himself has denied that gravesite was the inspiration behind the song.

Source: BBC News, UK
Monday, September 11, 2017
Eleanor Rigby score removed from auction amid theft claims

An original score for The Beatles' song Eleanor Rigby has been removed from an auction amid claims to Thames Valley Police it was stolen. The handwritten score, which is signed by Paul McCartney, had a guide price of 20,000. It was to be sold as part of a sale of Beatles memorabilia, including deeds for a grave bearing Eleanor Rigby's name.

Source: BBC News, UK
Monday, August 21, 2017
Handwritten Eleanor Rigby score goes on auction

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song Eleanor Rigby is to be sold alongside the grave deeds of the supposed muse. The piece of memorabilia, handwritten and signed by Paul McCartney and their late producer George Martin, is expected to fetch 20,000. It includes handwritten notes that mention Abbey Road Studios.

Source: Sky News, UK
The deeds to Eleanor Rigby's grave to be sold at auction

It was announced today that the deeds for the grave of Eleanor Rigby, thought to have inspired Paul MCCartney's timeless song, will go on sale at an auction next month. The site is where Paul McCartney met John Lennon for the first time, at a church fete in 1957. They're expected to reach between 2,000 and 4,000 (about $5,160).

Source: The Sun, UK

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